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

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

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...

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.

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.

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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