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Icing slides down the side

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Lately I have made 2, 10" round, 2 layer cakes. The icing seems perfect and goes on the cakes great. Smoothes out like a dream. I decorate it and leave it sitting for the night. Next morning? The icing is sliding down the side of the cake in places and exposing the edge of the cake underneath. The first time this happened, I had remarked the night before that "that was the easiest cake I had ever iced".

This is only happening on round cakes. I'm using the basic buttercream recipe. Is my icing too heavy for the tallness of the cake? I am crumb coating them first with a layer of thinned icing and letting it crust completely. The icing and crumb coat are both sliding.

HELP!!!

I have attached a picture of the first one to have this happen. I didn't get a picture of the "after".
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post #2 of 5
That happened to me before. I think it was too warm in my house. It was in the spring, before we decided to turn on the AC. Fortunately it was just for my final Wilton class. After repairing the slide for the 3rd or 4th time, I decided to stick it in the freezer. That worked for me. I took it out about an hour before class and even through transporting to and from it held up.
post #3 of 5
What are you using to grease your cake pans? I had this trouble one time with a baking spray, I might have gone too heavy on it. So the outside of the cake was kind of slick with the pan grease, and the icing wouldn't stay put.

I agree with the other post, you should refrigerate the cake after icing it. And I also refrigerate between crumb coat and icing coat.
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lainee!!! I think you've got it! icon_surprised.gif Looking back now I think that is exactly what I did twice. I feel so much better now not thinking that I hacve made some mistake I'd never know how to fix. thank you so much for your very valuable help. I have my first wedding to do June 17 and one to follow the very next Saturday. I have been in a real panick as to how my problem occured and what if it happens with my wedding cakes.

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Originally Posted by Coastiemom

lainee!!! I think you've got it! icon_surprised.gif Looking back now I think that is exactly what I did twice. I feel so much better now not thinking that I hacve made some mistake I'd never know how to fix. thank you so much for your very valuable help. I have my first wedding to do June 17 and one to follow the very next Saturday. I have been in a real panick as to how my problem occured and what if it happens with my wedding cakes.

BET IT WON'T!! thanks to you. thumbs_up.gif




You are very welcome! I hope it helps and good luck with your wedding cakes. I'm sure they will be fantastic!
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