Problem When I Cut The Cake!

Decorating By anais_o Updated 7 Sep 2009 , 11:11pm by anais_o

anais_o Posted 7 Sep 2009 , 3:31pm
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hi, im having problems with my cake lately, everything seems perfect until i cut the cake,( it brakes ) when i cut it. what can be the problem?? please i need help! thank you!

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-K8memphis Posted 7 Sep 2009 , 3:36pm
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how fresh is it?

I like to freeze my cakes--they are baked to order but I freeze them because I think they slice better after freezing.

So sometimes being too fresh is a problem.

-K8memphis Posted 7 Sep 2009 , 3:37pm
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but what do you mean by 'breaks'? Could you describe that?

notjustcakes Posted 7 Sep 2009 , 3:38pm
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Ditto to K8...It is so much easier to handle once frozen, because it tightens the crumb.

kathy164 Posted 7 Sep 2009 , 3:55pm
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Do you let them thaw before you cut them then? Or cut them frozen? I am worried the frozen would cut great, then as it thaws, fall apart?

sweetreasures Posted 7 Sep 2009 , 3:58pm
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do the layers fall apart at the filling? When you pick it up to place on the plate it comes apart? That's what mine sometimes do.

sweetreasures Posted 7 Sep 2009 , 4:06pm
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In which case I think the filling isn't moist enough, such as my choc mousse filling

anais_o Posted 7 Sep 2009 , 10:09pm
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hi kate! yes i freeze them too even if its just over night, and i still have this problem. when i cut it, the slices just brakes in pieces. its hard to get a clean slice.

anais_o Posted 7 Sep 2009 , 10:17pm
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hi thank you kathy,
thats my other question will it fall apart as it thaws??? is that the problem??? i think the cake is fresh, i usually make the cake about 2 or 3 days before and freeze it.

anais_o Posted 7 Sep 2009 , 10:27pm
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hi sweetreasure, it actually breaks apart with the knife cutting it. maybe the filling? hummm

anais_o Posted 7 Sep 2009 , 10:42pm
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thank you girls for all your replies!! this is been very dissapointed for me. i need to get to a conclussion soon. icon_surprised.gif(

-K8memphis Posted 7 Sep 2009 , 10:44pm
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Are you sawing the slice or are you just smashing down with the knife? Are you using a clean knife? Is this fondant covered? You gotta cut through the fondant then cut the cake.

What kinda cake is it?

anais_o Posted 7 Sep 2009 , 10:53pm
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its buttercream with fondant, yellow cake. im smashing the cake all the way down ( not moving the knife side to side). other people are having this problem with my cake too. but when i cut leftovers from the fridge it cuts clean. is it getting too thaw??

indydebi Posted 7 Sep 2009 , 10:53pm
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a sharp straight edge knife works better than a serrated knife.

Once you cut the big 2" strip, you might try laying that strip down on it's side. This is a great way to get clean cuts because you're not smooshing the cake down thru the icing/fondant.

See my web page for what I mean:

anais_o Posted 7 Sep 2009 , 11:11pm
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yes i use a straight edge knife. it also happened with just buttercream too. but this is really making sence thank you so much. i'll definitely gonna try that.

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