Originally Posted by MebeforeCakes
Thanks to everyone professional and non-professionals for your input. I think we have all been in the same boat where a question has come up and needed to be asked.True.
What was the point of logging in to say a smart remark. You're not that important. I was already logged in.
You could have just ignored the question.Which is exactly what I did.
Most of the time when a how to question is asked, people want to know the step you took to get to the point where you are at.Yes, but give people the benefit of the doubt. One can't go through life EXPECTING negative responses
I think it was very rude for a certain person to reply with a non helpful question. I think it was rude of your to start your thread like the folks here are rabid animals waiting to pounce.
It kind of makes you not want to even ask something, because of something like that. I understand.
Everyone else, again thanks.
I came into your thread wanting to help *I'm actually in a good mood today and felt like petting some puppies and unicorns.* That first line was just off. It's like you approach a person to help and they start freaking out. Natural response: back out of it.
Now that we've cleared the air. The only thing I would add to your list is this:
Bulging is simply excess stuff trying to come out of an enclosed space. How do you prevent it? Don't use too much filling, use a dam, and (here's what's not on your list) pipe the dam about 1/2 inch or so inside the perimeter of the cake layer. When you put the cake together and place that tile on top, the weight will squeeze something out. If the dam is right at the edge of the layer... yep. Bulging. Which isn't really a bad thing at that point since you can scrape it off (it's bad when much of the dam squeezes out and scraping causes the filling to ooze. Not. Cool.) but since some cakes continue to settle even after they've been finished, this might be an issue. With a bit of space between the dam and the edge, the squeezed out part has somewhere to go without bulging outside the layers.Edited by vgcea - 8/23/13 at 1:49pm