Cake Boss-How Can They Stack All Of Those Layers And Not Use

Decorating By Peridot Updated 22 Jul 2009 , 10:33pm by JanH

Peridot Posted 21 Jul 2009 , 1:36pm
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a stiffened buttercream dam before filling???

I sat there last night and watched as they threw those cakes on the table, slathered tons of BC or other fillings between the layers and put on layer after layer of cake (and large cakes too) and no BC dam.

I don't see any bulges in their fondants or sagging cakes. What the heck!!!! I know that there are many of us that use the BC dam (Sugarshack, JenniferMI, Edna) so how do they get by with not doing that?

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PinkZiab Posted 21 Jul 2009 , 2:03pm
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A dam isn't necessary unless you are using a very loose, wet filling that will need to set up after the cake has been filled. Even when I do dam my cakes, it's not stiffened buttercream--it's the same buttercream I frost with (usually IMBC).

indydebi Posted 21 Jul 2009 , 2:10pm
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Originally Posted by PinkZiab

A dam isn't necessary unless you are using a very loose, wet filling that will need to set up after the cake has been filled. Even when I do dam my cakes, it's not stiffened buttercream--it's the same buttercream I frost with (usually IMBC).




Agree. I also use the same icing for damming as I do for icing. And I don't dam if I'm using BC as the filling.

JanH Posted 22 Jul 2009 , 10:33pm
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