Need Help With Minion Cake?

Decorating By Lizj Updated 27 Jul 2013 , 3:02pm by sixinarow

Lizj Posted 27 Jul 2013 , 3:58am
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Hey ladies and gents!

I have a despicable me minion cake due the end of the month and Im needing some helping on stacking. The last time I made a stacked cake it didnt turn out too pretty. I had good support in the middle and I put dowels in it but it still buldged out. What would be the best way to stack this cake so it looks nice and even. 1002321_673922589287943_1577818467_n.jpg?oh=c0c9531fb65d09c52765bc555fe6388a&oe=51F59BE4&__gda__=1375055748_25d483c7e147c20585804c15f520a9da

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BatterUpCake Posted 27 Jul 2013 , 11:17am
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Originally Posted by Lizj 

Hey ladies and gents!

I have a despicable me minion cake due the end of the month and Im needing some helping on stacking. The last time I made a stacked cake it didnt turn out too pretty. I had good support in the middle and I put dowels in it but it still buldged out. What would be the best way to stack this cake so it looks nice and even. 1002321_673922589287943_1577818467_n.jpg?oh=c0c9531fb65d09c52765bc555fe6388a&oe=51F59BE4&__gda__=1375055748_25d483c7e147c20585804c15f520a9da

to stop the bulge use a really thick BC dam between the layers and make sure you let it settle for at least 3 hours before putting fondant on.....and I am just going to say this before someone else does...there are trademark/copyright issues with this cake unless you have prior permission from the copyright holder.

Lizj Posted 27 Jul 2013 , 1:15pm
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AShould have specified but the bulge wasn't from the icing it was from the cake. It was almost like the third layer had too much weight on it. I even had a piece of cardboard between the two section with dowels on the bottom.

BatterUpCake Posted 27 Jul 2013 , 1:30pm
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can you post a pic of the bulging cake? Still if you let it settle you would have seen the bulging before placing the fondant and could have fixed it. Also what type of cake are you using? You need a pretty firm cake for stacking

Lizj Posted 27 Jul 2013 , 1:41pm
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A[IMG]http://cakecentral.com/content/type/61/id/3064815/width/200/height/400[/IMG] The bulging happened where the two is. I manage to cover it up but it still poked out a bit.

BatterUpCake Posted 27 Jul 2013 , 1:46pm
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how thick was your BC under the fondant? It really looks like dented frosting to me. Was the icing really cold when you placed the fondant? Definitely let it settle. The design is super cute!

sixinarow Posted 27 Jul 2013 , 3:02pm
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If you had a thick dam and it's not the filling, it could be air bubbles. Like batterupcake asked, if your buttercream was cold when you put your fondant on top, when the buttercream comes to room temp, it can cause air bubbles. Just take a straight pin (acupuncture pins are best) and poke a hole in the fondant. Use a tiny bit of shortening, rub over the hole and re-smooth the fondant. If you want really straight sides, use ganache instead of buttercream to crumbcoat your cake.

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