Originally Posted by Lovemesomecake
GEEZ! This would be my second cake this weekend w/ settling issues!! (other one was buttercream) So, from now on how long should I wait to let the cake settle???
a) overnight -- at least 12 hours
b) Leah's faster method -- put heavy ceramic tile on top (or other similar weighted smooth flat item) and let sit for 4 or so hours.
c) my I'm NOT waitin' method -- take large cookie sheet, place on top, spread hands apart and fingers wide --- PUSH gently but firmly until the edges "give birth" to a little ring of filling/icing all the way around the edge. Remove sheet and carry on. If done correctly cake will be in one piece and fully settled.