Bulging Filling??

Decorating By chelseavelez Updated 19 Aug 2009 , 2:36am by makeminepink

chelseavelez Posted 19 Aug 2009 , 1:57am
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every cake i have made has had a bump on the side from the filling i guess. has this happened to anyone else. can you please help me

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Deb_ Posted 19 Aug 2009 , 2:07am
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Are you damming the layers before you fill them? The icing dam will help to prevent the filling from bulging through.

Also allowing your filled cakes to settle for a while will give you the opportunity to fix the bulges before you do the final coat of icing or fondant. I allow my filled/crumb coated cakes to sit over night with a book on top. The weight of the book helps to settle the cake.

HTH

PuffCake Posted 19 Aug 2009 , 2:16am
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dkelly- Doesn't the cake dry out from only being crumbcoated overnight or do you keep it covered? Thanks.

leah_s Posted 19 Aug 2009 , 2:22am
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The crumbcoating seals the cake.

I torte, dam, fill, wrap in plastic and then put a ceramic tile on top of the cake and let it sit for at least 2 hours, and 3-4 is even better. The tile neds to be al least as big as the diameter of the cake.

Doug Posted 19 Aug 2009 , 2:25am
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or one can use a large cookie sheet and just press down on the them until the icing dam starts to peek out the edges -- said dam having been place at least 1/2 inch from edge and made of stiff icing. -- works faster than book or tile (leahs and indydebi) method for the impatient among us icon_rolleyes.gif

depending upon weight of tile or book, that method can work in as little as 2 hours.

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crumbcoating works to seal in moisture as well as crumbs.

makeminepink Posted 19 Aug 2009 , 2:36am
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Wow! I've never heard of doing that! Thanks for the info.

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