Icing A Cake Problems!!

Decorating By DolceDiva2011 Updated 8 Sep 2011 , 3:07am by DolceDiva2011

DolceDiva2011 Posted 7 Sep 2011 , 1:20pm
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I have the same two problems everytime I ice a cake...first problem is covering the corners and edges..second problem is for some reason it always bubbles out after sitting where the filling area is...any suggestions to help me please?? I own a business and I am a GREAT decorator but Terrible icer!!

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TexasSugar Posted 7 Sep 2011 , 3:18pm
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Originally Posted by DolceDiva2011

second problem is for some reason it always bubbles out after sitting where the filling area is




Do you let your cakes settle a few hours after filling before icing?

AnnieCahill Posted 7 Sep 2011 , 3:30pm
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Don't overfill, and if you use a crusting buttercream, make sure your dam is stiff enough to mold with your fingers, but make it so you can still pipe it through a coupler.

I don't even use crusting BCs anymore and I don't have the bulge problem. I think it has a lot do to with people overfilling and putting the dam too close to the edge. I also push down pretty firmly on my cake after it's filled, causing any extra to smush out of the sides before I ice it.

You can also put a cookbook or something heavy on top to compress it if you have the time.

DolceDiva2011 Posted 7 Sep 2011 , 5:12pm
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i usually freeze my cakes before icing..

sweettreat101 Posted 7 Sep 2011 , 8:58pm
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Are you thawing them before decorating or decorating them frozen? I never decorate a frozen cake because of the condensation that happens while the cake thaws. I tried frosting a partially frozen cake and my frosting started sliding off the side of the cake. Never again.

DolceDiva2011 Posted 8 Sep 2011 , 3:07am
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yes i ice them when frozen, i had read it is better to do when frozen so you dont risk it falling apart while icing

DolceDiva2011 Posted 8 Sep 2011 , 3:07am
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yes i ice them when frozen, i had read it is better to do when frozen so you dont risk it falling apart while icing

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