Mystery Holes In The Side Of The Cake...

Decorating By cdwrx Updated 4 Jun 2009 , 6:10am by aliciag829

cdwrx Posted 4 Jun 2009 , 3:20am
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I tried the WASC recipe and when I removed the cake from the pans there were holes in the sides of the cake. It didn't stick to the pan, so I was wondering if anyone has any idea why this happened? I used the Wilton cake release, could this have caused it?

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Rylan Posted 4 Jun 2009 , 3:25am
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I've never heard of such thing. Maybe someone else can help.

glendaleAZ Posted 4 Jun 2009 , 3:50am
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My guess would be air pockets in the mix. Air pockets will leave small and large holes in a cake. When I first started baking I had one the size of a gum ball. LOL icon_cry.gif

cdwrx Posted 4 Jun 2009 , 3:55am
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Anyway to prevent them? I tapped the pans on the counter before baking, maybe I should have tapped the sides too!

Yankie Posted 4 Jun 2009 , 4:05am
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That happened because of air bubbles. It had happened to me and what I do sometimes is just run a butter knife through the batter going across a couple of times and it should be ok.

glendaleAZ Posted 4 Jun 2009 , 4:07am
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From what I understand WASC is a very thick mixture, so I'd tap the heck out of the pan. I normally bake box mixes, but even then I will tap the pan for 3 to 5 minutes on a towel. I will also slightly tip the pan on its edge and tap some more.

cdwrx Posted 4 Jun 2009 , 4:13am
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Thanks for the tips everyone.

txsteph Posted 4 Jun 2009 , 5:22am
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I usually have small tiny holes but never thought much about it, from now on I will be tap tap tapping away before placing in the oven. Thanks for the tips!!

CristyInMiami Posted 4 Jun 2009 , 5:56am
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Maybe you mixed it too much? i know that buttercream can;t be mixed to much because it gets a weird consistency.

miny Posted 4 Jun 2009 , 6:07am
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Try sifting your cake mixed and flour, sometimes they get big enough to cause this holes.

aliciag829 Posted 4 Jun 2009 , 6:10am
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Air pockets usually mean the batter was beaten on too high of a speed.

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