Letting Cakes "settle"

Decorating By shirleart Updated 14 Sep 2010 , 3:52pm by shirleart

shirleart Posted 14 Sep 2010 , 2:08pm
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I know that I've read this somewhere in forums but for the life of me, can't find information..
I plan to begin making my layers for a wedding cake tonite then freezing them. My question is :
I read that you should let cakes settle to avoid buldging between the layers.
When and how do you let the cakes settle? After freezing, thawing, torting and filling, before crumb coating? Or did I just sorta answer my own question? And how long do you let it settle?

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Kimmers971 Posted 14 Sep 2010 , 2:16pm
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All of your steps are right on. You can crumb coat if you want since it will be "touched up" with the final coat of icing.

catlharper Posted 14 Sep 2010 , 3:40pm
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I take them out of the freezer, fill and crumbcoat then let settle and come to room temp for at least 3 hours. Then smooth out any buldge and continue the decorating process. Works every time!

Cat

shirleart Posted 14 Sep 2010 , 3:52pm
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Thanks Ladies! You're the best! thumbs_up.gif

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