Settling Cakes

Decorating By Sarahw13 Updated 21 Apr 2016 , 8:28pm by Sarahw13

Sarahw13 Posted 21 Apr 2016 , 2:43pm
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Hi I wondered if anyone could help apologise if this sounds silly.

i recently made a cake covered with fondant but soon after half an hour bulges started to show I've read and a lot of people say you should crumb coat and leave your cake to settle for a few hours using a book or some sort of weight on top so I am wondering ?

If you crumbcoat the top wouldn't that  be messy with something weighing on top of the cake.

Also if you was to use the Icer tip that doesn't require you to crumbcoat so I am unsure how this would work.

I have a cake due and I don't  a big bulgy cake disaster.

any help or tips would be very appreciated.

2 replies
Nancylou Posted 21 Apr 2016 , 7:35pm
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I don't crumb coat mine either since I ganache.   Once I have filled the layers with buttercream I put a piece of saran wrap loosely over the cake and tuck it under the cake board to keep it from drying out.  Since the top is still bare, nothing sticks.  I put a 1 or 2 pound book on top, depending on the size of the cake, then I put a balance on top of that to make sure it doesn't lean in one direction. I let it settle for about an hour.

Hope that helps.

Sarahw13 Posted 21 Apr 2016 , 8:28pm
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That brilliant thank you I was struggling to get my head around this. X

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