Hi everyone, I've got a question regarding filling a cake. It seems that when I fill the cake with anything, the dam that I made around the cake prior to putting the filling in always seems to bulge out. Why? and How do I fix this issue?
Once you fill the cake, let it settle for a while. I often put the same sized pan on top of the cake and fill it with limes or something. Whatever will put some weight on it. It will bulge. Use a knife and trim your sides so the cake is even, this will cut off the bulging as well, then crumboat, and put on your buttercream or fondant!
I would just make sure the icing you use for the dam is medium consistency and not too thin.
I make my dams using stiff consistency buttercream. This has worked well to prevent the bulge.
Eating the buttercream while working, however, has done nothing to prevent the bulge!