My Cake Was Leaning

Decorating By SweetAroma13 Updated 8 Oct 2013 , 12:11pm by mikeclark

SweetAroma13 Posted 6 Oct 2013 , 2:34pm
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Hello Everyone,

                      I believe I know what happened with my cake but since I am still a newbie I wanted to ask some of you with more experience. I made a three layer cake iced with butter cream but it was leaning; was I supposed to put dowels in it and if so how many normally does the job?

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ddaigle Posted 6 Oct 2013 , 2:41pm
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A three "layer" cake... or a three "tiered" cake?

SweetAroma13 Posted 6 Oct 2013 , 3:56pm
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It was just a three layered birthday cake.

savannahquinn Posted 6 Oct 2013 , 6:04pm
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I would imagine that the layers were not level. 

maybenot Posted 6 Oct 2013 , 9:08pm
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Originally Posted by SweetAroma13 
 

It was just a three layered birthday cake.

 

So this was a single cake made up of 3 layers?  How tall was each layer--1", 2"? So the whole cake was how tall?  4"? 6"?

 

If this is the case, no, you don't need dowels.  But, the layers need to be level and the filling [even if it's just icing] between the layers needs to be level, too.

kikiandkyle Posted 7 Oct 2013 , 12:31am
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AI can't really picture a 3 layered cake leaning, unless you stacked it that way and covered it that way - did you just not see it 'leaning' until it was finished?

scrumdiddlycakes Posted 7 Oct 2013 , 12:35am
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Do you mean the layers were sliding? Sometimes when you are icing and filling, if your butter cream consistency isn't right, the layers can be pushed out of place, or slide.

SweetAroma13 Posted 7 Oct 2013 , 1:02am
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Thanks everyone but I had a duh moment reading everyone's comments and I did not level them:-(. However, the birthday girl and all of her guests loved it (I was the only disappointed person) but I'm trying to remember I am still learning; I just got too excited. Thank you all for your responses, I am certain you all will see a lot of me in the forum:).

 

Shun

mfeagan Posted 7 Oct 2013 , 1:31am
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Originally Posted by SweetAroma13 
 

Thanks everyone but I had a duh moment reading everyone's comments and I did not level them:-(. However, the birthday girl and all of her guests loved it (I was the only disappointed person) but I'm trying to remember I am still learning; I just got too excited. Thank you all for your responses, I am certain you all will see a lot of me in the forum:).

 

Shun

 

Buy a cake leveler. They are worth the money and you will have level layers every time! Also...if you have multiple layers in a single layer cake, measure your filling between each layer. That way you have a beautiful cake inside and out! 

SweetAroma13 Posted 7 Oct 2013 , 1:48am
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Thanks mfeagan! I will most definitely  be buying a leveler this week!

mikeclark Posted 8 Oct 2013 , 12:04pm
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hi sweetAroma13 . there are so many cake making techniques are avaible in the internet on so many websites. so plz visit the cake related site and access useful  information about cake .

mikeclark Posted 8 Oct 2013 , 12:11pm
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Hi SweetAroma13 there are so many cake making techniques are available on the internet . so plz visit the cake related website and access the useful information about the cake. 

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