I use the same recipe. This time I cut down on the Dream Whip by half. I swear something's up with one of the ingredients. Perhaps the powdered sugar has changed? It's crusting quite a bit faster than it used to and that's really, really odd since it's summer.
I considered trying a hot knife. I was afraid it would mess it up more and I'd end up scraping it down again. I was in no mood for that and the cake was staying in house so I let it be. I have a client cake next week so I'll start earlier than usual and try the hot knife.
Why oh why do people type things on the internet that aren't true? It's not just the pie filling. I've made lots of recipes and tried a lot of things that don't work. It can't all be user error. Sorry, it's one of those things in life that bugs me.
The cake tasted great. Ditto the ice cream. I set the opened can of filling on the table along with a spoon and told them to have at it if they wanted cherry filling.