Hi yall!.. im still fairly new to cake decorating as i really only do it for family and of course for my kids bdays.. So yesterday I made my daughters bday cake and I've never had this problem before where the second layer keeps sliding. I put a dam around it before putting the strawberry filling in it and it was just not happening.. Lol I refrigerated it for an hr and then iced the cake but towards the end the filling came come out slowly... Such a nice cake and it wasn't working lol can someone help me figure out what I did or any tips so next time I don't do this again.. Thanks in advance!
Maybe thee was too much filling in between the cake layers. The damn of icing should stop the filling from coming out the sides of the cake.
Lets see what others will say.
AI agree, maybe it was too much filling.
ADid you level your cake before putting the second layer on so that there is no hump? And agreed as said before to much filling. Make a thick dam a 4th of an inch in from the edge of the cake than put in your filling, the weight from the top layer pushes the dam to the edge of the cake. I should say the weight of the top layer will push the cake down some, you will have to push it down some and lots of people use some sort of weight to put on the cake to leave it there for a few hours or even overnight to have the cake settle .
I think an hour was not enough time for a "gooey" filling. I always chill cakes overnight after crumb coating. That may be too long for others...but it's what works for me.
AI should make it clear by what I mean by putting weight on top of the cake...just a very light weight, lots of people use a book or a single ceramic tile used just for this purpose