Cake Needing To Settle

Decorating By Mandeepthemom Updated 22 Feb 2009 , 2:50am by kakeladi

Mandeepthemom Posted 21 Feb 2009 , 10:15pm
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I made a two layer cake last time with custard filling....the next day when I was taking it to the restaurant, the sides were collapsing...I have heard of allowing a cake to settle before decorating...is that true.

I am making a cake for delivery on Friday (Saturday is the party)
I will bake the cake Thursday morning, crumb coat for fondant and decorate thursday night....do I need to let the cake settle and have to decorate the cake on Friday (which I really dont want to do)

It will be simple chocolate cake and buttercream filling, 2 layers....

any suggestions would be great.

PS, I have 3 young kids (3 and under) hence need to decorate at night when they are sleeping...any help would be great

thanks for your help

2 replies
Deb_ Posted 21 Feb 2009 , 11:36pm
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As long as you have a pretty stiff dam around your filling you should be ok.

Bake, cool, torte, fill and crumbcoat. Place a mid weight book (wrapped) on top of the cake, this will help with the settling/bulging.

Fondant and decorate Thursday evening.

*after I dam and fill my cake I always press down on the top before damming and filling the next layer.

kakeladi Posted 22 Feb 2009 , 2:50am
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You say the sides collapsed. Not sure what you mean but I have never had cake sides bulge or collaspe unless it was not properly baked. Filling should not have caused that .

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