Why Do My Buttercream Cakes Come Out Like This?! =(

Baking By Angels Bakery Updated 2 Sep 2014 , 3:51am by Angels Bakery

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Angels Bakery Posted 31 Aug 2014 , 1:34am
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Every time I use this recipe 1 cup Crisco 2 tsp vanilla 2 lbs powdered sugar 1/2 cup milk I get this bump all the way around where the halfway point is. It just puffs out right there! :( Why is that happening?

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cake4court Posted 31 Aug 2014 , 1:49am
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Are you piping a dam of frosting on the the edge of the cake, between cake layers to keep your filling from squishing out? that could be the problem and its an easy fix...

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FrostedMoon Posted 31 Aug 2014 , 2:11am
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I agree, a dam may help reduce this, but I also recommend letting your cake settle after you fill it also.  There are a few posts about using a tile on top to help speed up the settling process.  I torte and fill, wrap in saran wrap & weight the top, then let it sit at least a few hours or overnight.  Then I trim the outside to get rid of any bulges and then crumb coat & ice as usual.

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Paperfishies Posted 1 Sep 2014 , 1:52am
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When you fill your cake, go in about a 1/2 inch and pipe a very thick dam, then put in the rest of your filling.  Once you put the rest o the cake on top, crumb coat and allow to settle for a few hours.

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Angels Bakery Posted 2 Sep 2014 , 3:51am
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AI will try that! Thank you so much!

God bless! :)

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