My Cake Shrank!! Help . . .

Baking By mom2rascals Updated 4 Jun 2015 , 1:34am by Apti

mom2rascals Posted 3 Jun 2015 , 3:23am
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I baked 3 cakes and they were nice and fluffy when they came out of the oven . . . I'd say 3 inches tall - which was perfect.   While they cooled, they shrank in height quite a bit and are now only about 2 inches tall.  I'm not interested in baking 3 more cakes to stack on top to get the height back or I'd be eating cake for a year.  I think I need a very thick, durable filling ( for a 3D car cake).  Has anyone got any suggestions on how to get some height back?  I need at least an inch.  I suppose I could scale my cake down, but I've put a lot of money and time into the measurements and materials.

3 replies
Apti Posted 3 Jun 2015 , 7:11am
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Make your cake board an inch higher.

julia1812 Posted 3 Jun 2015 , 3:58pm
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Use RKT as the first/base layer.

Apti Posted 4 Jun 2015 , 1:34am
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Good one, julia1812!  I like your idea better.

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