Cakes Are Too Moist...

Decorating By kinicto Updated 14 Jul 2009 , 3:56am by JanH

kinicto Posted 13 Jul 2009 , 4:21pm
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I've conquered the dry cakes and now I'm having trouble with the cakes being too moist. When I layer them, the bottom layer bulges. Any help?

I'm using a box cake mix and people RAVE over the taste so I didn't want to change.

Also, for those having humidity issues with your icing - what are you doing to help with this? I did a wedding cake over the weekend and I had the WORST time with the icing not crusting.

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2SchnauzerLady Posted 13 Jul 2009 , 4:29pm
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Are you using any cake extenders, like making a WASC? That will give your cake enough body to hold up to the weight of the icing. A straight box cake mix is usually not dense enough for all that weight, causing it to bulge out.

2SchnauzerLady Posted 13 Jul 2009 , 4:33pm
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Forgot to ask - what recipe are you using for your buttercream? Indydebi's recipie holds up with high humidity - it crusts well for me on high humidity days.

JanH Posted 14 Jul 2009 , 3:56am
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