Bulging Cake?

Decorating By Briniga Updated 24 May 2009 , 12:14pm by Cathy26

Briniga Posted 19 May 2009 , 9:37pm
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Hey does anyone know how to get cakes not to bulge? Like right in the center of the cake, it bulges out all the way around. Thanks for your help.

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SugarLover2 Posted 19 May 2009 , 9:42pm
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Do you mean the center-as in where you have cut and filled it with filling?

If so, did you damn it all the way around with icing before filling it?

Briniga Posted 19 May 2009 , 9:44pm
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yea that part...no i didnt, i forget to do that sometimes, crap ok i'll do that, thanks

panchanewjersey Posted 19 May 2009 , 9:45pm
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Dam it, that's it! Stiff bc dam. Learned the hard way.

dogluvr Posted 19 May 2009 , 9:59pm
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yes, you have to dam it with stiffer buttercream that you are using for the rest of the cake....also, per sugarshack's instructions, after damming, crumb coat just around the center to seal it in and leave sit for atleast 4 hrs for settling. This way if it does bulge, you can clean it up and it will have settled enough...I have found this to be very helpful..hope that makes sense.

mpetty Posted 24 May 2009 , 2:16am
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Originally Posted by SugarLover2



If so, did you damn it all the way around...




LOL, yes I most definitely do that when I find a bulge... icon_lol.gif

rharris524 Posted 24 May 2009 , 2:46am
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Originally Posted by mpetty

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Originally Posted by SugarLover2



If so, did you damn it all the way around...



LOL, yes I most definitely do that when I find a bulge... icon_lol.gif



lol

Cathy26 Posted 24 May 2009 , 12:14pm
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i use thicker buttercream for the filling and then thin it for the crumbcoat. also press down really well on the top of the cake to allow for the bulging to come out and then scrape it away - its the weight of the fondant and also any trapped air between the layers that causes bulging - i very rarely get a bulge now.

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