When I makeÂ a cake, it shrinks about 1 cm or a wee bit more all round. its normal isn't it? my question is,Â Â do you, just keep filling the sides to fit the cardboard circle or cut it to size (specially for buttercream cakes).Â how do you tackle this, may I know please. thanks.
Yes, it is normal for the cake to shrink a little so then the cardboard circle is a little bigger than the cake.Â 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 Â waste so much icing!Â Â Â thanks once again.
You can trim them if you like, it kind of depends on how much your cake shrinks.