suzied Posted 14 May 2013 , 4:04am
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When I make  a cake, it shrinks about 1 cm or a wee bit more all round. its normal isn't it? my question is,  do you, just keep filling the sides to fit the cardboard circle or cut it to size (specially for buttercream cakes).  how do you tackle this, may I know please. thanks.

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denetteb Posted 14 May 2013 , 4:22am
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Yes, it is normal for the cake to shrink a little so then the cardboard circle is a little bigger than the cake.  Just fill that "space" with buttercream and you can use the circle as a guide when smoothing.

suzied Posted 14 May 2013 , 4:38am
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Originally Posted by denetteb 

Yes, it is normal for the cake to shrink a little so then the cardboard circle is a little bigger than the cake.  Just fill that "space" with buttercream and you can use the circle as a guide when smoothing.

Thanks Denette. that's what I have been doing. my folks don't like when I put too much icing. there have been times when I cut off a couple of mm so that I don't have to  waste so much icing!    thanks once again.

denetteb Posted 14 May 2013 , 4:54am
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You can trim them if you like, it kind of depends on how much your cake shrinks.

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