I Hate Bulges!!!

Decorating By emiyeric Updated 17 Apr 2009 , 2:06am by bakingatthebeach

emiyeric Posted 11 Apr 2009 , 12:37am
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I hadn't had a cake bulge in a long time (one over the holidays, which I threw together in two seconds and did all in white, so it showed quite a bit icon_mad.gif ... but none since). Well, I did it again! Simple two-tier, but I made the filling quite stiff because I wanted it to be a nice almost nougat-y consistency when cut into. The top layer to the cake was a bit softer than it should have been, and when I torted the very top-most portion, the stupid thing gave out more than expected, and with that thick layer of filling, is all bulgy now. ARGH!!!!! I HATE THIS!!!! I came downstairs this morning and found it all rounded off, all icky. No way to fix it except to cover it up now, though I didn't originally have anything planned to go over that part. My husband keeps saying that none of my friends will know the difference (it's for a friend's baby shower), since they're not cake people at all, but I don't give a rat's patootie. When I'm just trying to master a technique, I expect to make plenty of mistakes, but I absolutely hate messing up on something that should NOT be a mistake. icon_evil.gif

Anyhow! Thanks for letting me vent icon_cry.gif Back to the drawing board.

-Emi.

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BlakesCakes Posted 11 Apr 2009 , 3:28am
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I had this happen recently. I came downstairs one morning to find light pink cake with a bulging middle.
I scraped away the bulge and added another, thin coat of BC (I use a crusting BC). It worked just fine and the cake was one of my smoothest ever.

Good Luck.
Rae

bakingatthebeach Posted 17 Apr 2009 , 2:06am
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I always place a dam around then fill, crumb coat and let settle before icing. Helped my bulge!

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