Why Are My Cakes Splitting? Argh!

Decorating By julz417 Updated 28 Feb 2012 , 4:27am by Apti

julz417 Posted 28 Feb 2012 , 3:49am
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So I made 3 cakes today, all WASC, 2 10" square and 1 10" round...all 3 of them split right down the middle after removing from the pan while on the cooling grids. Did I take them out of the pan too early?

Any tips to help me avoid this tomorrow? TIA!

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CWR41 Posted 28 Feb 2012 , 4:06am
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It's probably because you left them upside down on the cooling rack with humped tops. They need to be flipped back over onto another cooling rack or cake boards so they are sitting on the flat bottom.

julz417 Posted 28 Feb 2012 , 4:14am
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You're right...that's what I did...duh, I feel stupid icon_rolleyes.gif

Thanks!

Apti Posted 28 Feb 2012 , 4:27am
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Originally Posted by julz417

You're right...that's what I did...duh, I feel stupid icon_rolleyes.gif

Thanks!




Nah...you're not stupid. We've all done it. That's how we learn.

Here's a link to a Wilton forum that gives a lot of good tips on getting a flat, level cake:

http://www.wilton.com/forums/messageview.cfm?catid=8&threadid=159442

Here's another thread with LOTS of information for new bakers:

http://www.wilton.com/forums/messageview.cfm?catid=8&threadid=160184

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