Sloping Cake

Decorating By jelinskij Updated 6 Jun 2013 , 1:48pm by jelinskij

jelinskij Posted 5 Jun 2013 , 9:14pm
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can anyone tell me what I am doing that makes one side of my round cakes slope. this is after icing them. The rest of the cake has nice straight sides. This always happens to me so I think it is something I am doing. help

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Stitches Posted 5 Jun 2013 , 9:29pm
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Double check that your table and turntable are both perfectly level. If you frost your cakes on un-level surfaces it's hard to see where your going wrong until you place the cake on a level surface...than you see how it's off.

 

Otherwise it's probably operator error/ inexperience. Just double check your angles several times and add more frosting or take away frosting where needed. No one is perfect doing this with-out lots of practice.

ellavanilla Posted 5 Jun 2013 , 10:48pm
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how tall are your tiers? much taller than 5 inches and i find that you need to treat it like a double shot and provide support on the inside. You might also want to use a level. I level the sides and the top together, as it's very difficult to tell if a round cake is straight from only one angle.

CWR41 Posted 6 Jun 2013 , 12:38am
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Originally Posted by jelinskij 

can anyone tell me what I am doing that makes one side of my round cakes slope. this is after icing them. The rest of the cake has nice straight sides. This always happens to me so I think it is something I am doing. help


By sloped, do you mean they are iced in a pyramidal shape?  If so, try using a bench scraper on the sides.

jelinskij Posted 6 Jun 2013 , 1:48pm
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thank you I will try this

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