Cake Cracks Please Help

Decorating By toleshed Updated 24 Apr 2010 , 11:53pm by toleshed

toleshed Posted 24 Apr 2010 , 2:54pm
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I am a very beginning cake decorator in progress. Everytime I do a cake, it cracks on the top. Am I overbaking, underbaking? Even after I ice it, the crack opens up on top. Please help

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egensinnig Posted 24 Apr 2010 , 3:17pm
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Sounds like overbaking - you should take it out when it barely springs back if you press gently with your finger. A simple solution is to turn it over so the top is the bottom - that will get you a flat surface (the bottom) to crumbcoat and decorate.

indydebi Posted 24 Apr 2010 , 3:22pm
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This link, , says too much flour, not enough liquid or too much mixing.

Betty Crocker says, , oven too hot, baked too long, wrong size pan, pans too close to each other, overmixing.

dalis4joe Posted 24 Apr 2010 , 4:08pm
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great links debi

JanH Posted 24 Apr 2010 , 4:56pm
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Does it crack during baking or during the cooling process when it's out of the pan?

toleshed Posted 24 Apr 2010 , 11:53pm
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janh - during the cooling process. Looked great in the pan

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