Bulging!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Decorating By prettycupcake Updated 14 Dec 2011 , 3:34am by sillywabbitz

prettycupcake Posted 13 Dec 2011 , 6:27pm
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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.... icon_cry.gif

Thanks

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sillywabbitz Posted 13 Dec 2011 , 7:10pm
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Order Perfecting the Art of Buttercream from www.sugaredproductions.com
It has made all the difference in my cakes, especially with the bulge issues.  For example

Cake Before I had the DVD
http://cakecentral.com/gallery/1640742/


Cake After
http://cakecentral.com/gallery/1959305/ 

HootersAlicia Posted 13 Dec 2011 , 7:11pm
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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.

srkmilklady Posted 13 Dec 2011 , 7:13pm
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Here is another thread on the subject...hope this helps.

http://cakecentral.com/articles/68/solution-for-cake-bulging-between-layers icon_smile.gif

melanie-1221 Posted 13 Dec 2011 , 7:15pm
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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 icon_smile.gif

prettycupcake Posted 13 Dec 2011 , 7:27pm
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Quote:
Originally Posted by sillywabbitz

Order Perfecting the Art of Buttercream from www.sugaredproductions.com
It has made all the difference in my cakes, especially with the bulge issues.  For example

Cake Before I had the DVD
http://cakecentral.com/gallery/1640742/


Cake After
http://cakecentral.com/gallery/1959305/ 




Omg what a difference, I'm going to order the DVDs.

Thank you!!!

sillywabbitz Posted 14 Dec 2011 , 3:34am
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You will not regret the purchase. I re-watch the DVD before every big cake I do.my DVD player can run in pseudo fast forward so I re-watch it on chipmunk speed. Those little tips make such a big difference. Order now and she's actually running a special. The fondant and stacking DVDs are great fundamentals too but I think my second fav is Boxes and Bows.

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