I'm trying so hard to not be discouraged with my work but I cannot get my cakes to NOT bulge while I'm decorating them.No matter what I do they bulge! Ive tried everything....What am I doing wrong?? and does this happen to everyone???
Any suggestions or advise please....
Try putting your frosting dam a little further in and/or using a bit less filling. Without knowing all the details of what you're doing now, that would be my best advice. You also might stiffen up your frosting for the dam with some extra powdered sugar.
Here is another thread on the subject...hope this helps.
I had the same problem for a while, then I started reducing the amount of " dam" I put in my filled cakes and started putting the dam a little more towards the middle ( about 1/2 an inch ) .Then I crumb coat and chill my cake very well before I start decorating. This has worked for me so far.
I also found that I was making my buttercream a bit too soft and it had no stability.
Cake decorating is often trial and error...keep plugging away at it.
I hope this helps
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Cake Before I had the DVD
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