Okay, so I have recently taken an interest in cake decorating. Taught myself the viva paper towel method for smoothing icing. I have made a few cakes and been fairly happy with the results but I have been frustrated by one thing (well more than that, but this is just the one I can't figure out what I am doing wrong). The only way I know how to describe it is that once the cake is all frosted and done, it almost seems to settle or something and squish the filling out a bit where when you look at it you can slightly see where the layers of the cake are, if that makes sense. Anyway, any ideas people have on what I am doing wrong and what I can do to fix this problem are greatly appreciated!!
Are you making a "dam" around each layer before filling and allowing the cake to settle before icing?
There are lots of threads on this, so you're not alone. Luckily it's easy to fix!
Thanks so much for the help! Hopefully my dad's wedding cake will turn out better than my friends, though her's wasn't horrible I definitely would have been more pleased to not see that stupid bulge!