keystone Posted 6 Jul 2013 , 4:53pm
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What causes this?  The icing poofed out... it wasn't that way until I moved the cake to the car today.  What did I do to cause this?

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ZoeAnn Posted 6 Jul 2013 , 5:15pm
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I've had that happen to me also.  Wonder what makes it do that?  I take a toothpick and open up a little hole and that takes care of it, but what makes it do that in the first place.  It is usually on smooth cakes.

leah_s Posted 6 Jul 2013 , 5:23pm
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When you finish your cake on the cardboard, you should "break the seal" at the bottom of the cake, to allow any trapped air to escape.  Do that by running a thin blade around the bottom of the cake.  That's what we were taught in culinary school.  OR poke a hole in the top of the tier that will eventually be covered by another tier or a decoration.

ZoeAnn Posted 6 Jul 2013 , 6:40pm
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Thanks, I'll give that a try.

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