Putting Filling Between Layers

Decorating By LadyCas Updated 9 Apr 2010 , 1:41am by eccl1-12

LadyCas Posted 8 Apr 2010 , 8:30pm
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I am making a lemon vanilla swirl cake and i wanted to put some lemon pie filling in the middle of the two layers. But the last time i tried something like this, it exploded out the side. I piped a dam of stiff buttercream around the edge of the cake but maybe I did it wrong...I don't know. Any advice would be greatly appreciated! THANKS! : )

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idgalpal Posted 8 Apr 2010 , 8:43pm
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Try using less filling.

jenng1482 Posted 8 Apr 2010 , 8:46pm
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Placing buttercream in a few places inside your dam will help hold up the top layer and keep it in place

millermom Posted 8 Apr 2010 , 8:52pm
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Originally Posted by idgalpal

Try using less filling.

Ditto that

As a rule of thumb, I leave my filling between 1/8" and 1/4" lower than my dam.

eccl1-12 Posted 9 Apr 2010 , 1:41am
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Could your buttercream have been to stiff to stick to the cake?

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