Help!!!my Cake Has A Bulge!!!

Decorating By cakebaker1957 Updated 9 Jun 2013 , 1:56pm by cakebaker1957

cakebaker1957 Posted 8 Jun 2013 , 2:02am
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I sure hpoe some one is out there that can help me ASAP I have a wedding cake due tomrorrow

and The second tier has a bulge in the middle, It is buttercream icing and strawberry filling,

I have scrapped off the icing and reapplied it and its still there, Can anyone tell me what I need to do.

I put the bc down and then the strawberry filling on top then I added a dam 1in from the edge, And Its bulging, Hope to hear from some one that this has happend to There has been lots of rain here today and all last week, Is it the humidity??I even pressed down on the cake to see if any icing would ooze out.

But nothing

Whew im need help bad

Thanks everyone

8 replies
DORI2000 Posted 8 Jun 2013 , 6:59am
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I always make my cake in the same way. Please, take a look:


Hope this help you. Good luck.

kvand Posted 8 Jun 2013 , 7:04am
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could it be air bubbles? can you poke it with a pin and push the air out with a spatula?  can you post a picture of the problem so we can see whats going on?

scrumdiddlycakes Posted 8 Jun 2013 , 7:58am
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I would definitely post a picture, make sit so much easier to help!

leah_s Posted 8 Jun 2013 , 10:18am
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AThe cake needed to settle with a weight. For a cake due Saturday, put it together on Thursday, prepare it for settling and finish it on Friday. There's a long thread on the Cake Decorating Forum titled My Latest Trick that explains it.

cakebaker1957 Posted 8 Jun 2013 , 12:37pm
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I tried poking holes in it and mashing it out but nothing helps

cakebaker1957 Posted 8 Jun 2013 , 12:40pm
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Where are the directions, IM not sure what I need to look at when I go to the site?


remnant3333 Posted 8 Jun 2013 , 2:17pm
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Leah is right in saying the cake did not have time to settle. When putting filling in between the layers you need to let the cake settle before putting icing around the sides and top. I started putting a small tile on top of mine as Leah suggested in another thread. It pushes out any air in between the layers. Once it sits for a while with a small tile on top then I am ready to frost. This works for me every time and I do not have a bulge any more as I used to in the past.

cakebaker1957 Posted 9 Jun 2013 , 1:56pm
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AThank you. Thank goodness I got up early and filled the cake and laid two heavy books on top and let it set for several hours and it did great the one that that gave me the most trouble was the second tier. Finally scraped off the icing and started over and it did really good what is crazy though, is it did the bulge immediately!? when I iced it the first and second time that day it was so rainy. But the next day when I iced it it wasn't raining!!! Go figure I'm puzzled

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