My Cake Is Shifting

Decorating By softgreenside Updated 29 Apr 2013 , 2:16pm by softgreenside

softgreenside Posted 29 Apr 2013 , 1:48pm
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I am hoping someone can help me out. When i do either a two to four layered cake it tends to shift to the side which  makes it uneven when covering in fondant.


i cut the cakes so they are straight, i go to ice it and it slowly shifts to one side. 


what am i doing wrong?

5 replies
ddaigle Posted 29 Apr 2013 , 2:00pm
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Possibly over filling.  Your filling should not go above your damn.   I also let me crumb coated cakes sit overnight in the frig before icing.

softgreenside Posted 29 Apr 2013 , 2:05pm
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I'm just wondering how big the filling in the middle should be? This happens even when i just use a buttercream filling too. I have no idea what i am doing wrong.

kazita Posted 29 Apr 2013 , 2:07pm
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AYes sounds like you are overfilling the filling of the cake plus you should probably let your cake settle here's a thread about a trick how to do that.

kazita Posted 29 Apr 2013 , 2:13pm
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AI would say my filling is about 1/4 of a inch high maybe alittle higher but not much. And it does depend on the filling like I've notice if I'm using a strawberry filling it can be slippery plus the icing that you are using for your dam should be quite stiff.

When you make your icing make it a stiff consistency use that for your damn than you can thin the rest of your icing to crumb coat your cake and go from there.

softgreenside Posted 29 Apr 2013 , 2:16pm
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yeah i think that is my problem, my buttercream is pretty soft when i first make it. Hmm i guess it's back to the drawing board for a new buttercream. Thanks for the tip i will have to watch it when i'm home ;)

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