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post #16 of 57
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Activate Hoosier Power ✨🌟💫💥. Haha!! I wish it was that easy @therealmrsriley
post #17 of 57
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I line the middle all over so no cake shows with frosting using a bag that's what Mr. Cake Boss does, where I got the idea from....
I use MMF rolled out about 1/8" thick
@scwright the way I out the fondant on is I pick it up under my forearms and gently set it on, I couldn't use the roller pin way as my roller is too short for this BUT I usually use my arms I feel more in control
Edited by steph owens - 9/27/13 at 10:27pm
post #18 of 57
Oh my word. Ok, how many layers is that tier? Ok, can you go watch some YouTube videos on icing a cake before you start again? Look for videos from Edna De La Cruz, or ones with high ratings. You've got lots of problems going on here.
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post #19 of 57
First thing is you need to either level the tops of the cakes off, or ice along the edge of the cake board, so your icing is straight up and down, and also level.it off across the top, NOT to the shape of the cake itself. But before that, use a stiffer consistency of butter cream for a dam so that very prominent bulging doesn't occur. Maybe forget the fondant on this one all together until you can put a cake together better. Not trying to discourage you, but this is not even remotely close to what a tier of cake should look like. A beginner on their first or second cake maybe, but not someone making wedding cakes.
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post #20 of 57
Yes can't you just buttercream it? It doesn't look tall enough to me for a wedding cake and the bulge is too much filling.
post #21 of 57
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The tier cake I have to do is a two teir. This is the second attempt. I do level of the cakes. This did NOT happen to the first tier that I already finished. I used a stiffer icing this time not a buttercream. I will try less icing between the cakes next time to try and NOT get this nasty bulge...I know it doesn't look tall enough for a wedding cake the cakes didn't rise enough TOO LATE NOW FOLKS I told my friend I wasn't confidant but she insisted and its too late to go back and saying I shouldn't have done the job. Thank you all for you help I will see if I can totally re-due it a 3rd. time icon_sad.gif wedding is today and still have to make cupcakes.
Edited by steph owens - 9/28/13 at 6:46am
post #22 of 57
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I will also look up some videos as suggested and see if there is something I'm doing wrong there.
post #23 of 57
I would bake 2 2 inch cakes per tier then cut them in half so you have 4 layers. Then you get a 4 inch cake + when you add buttercream and fondant.

Good luck for today.
post #24 of 57
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I'm pretty worried about putting the top tier on, it's going to squish it MORE!!!
post #25 of 57
What is it squishing though?
post #26 of 57
You've got dowels and the top tier is on a board right?

Just a thought but if the top tier looks great why not just decorate that and take the other to be served?
post #27 of 57
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Thank you @cupcakemaker that's a good idea. I guess I have always been worried about more cake layers being unsteady BUT apparently I have too much icing to try and make up for the heights. This hasn't happens to my frosting cakes but maybe it has but I was too busy smoothing the crap out of it to notice because I've always don't my cakes this way. Will try the more cake/less icing way next time (for practice not a wedding, lol)
post #28 of 57
Oh yes that's definitely the problem. My crumb coats before covering in fondant are pretty thin.
post #29 of 57
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Yes I have support for the top tier, I use the plastic rods and plastic board. When I put ribbon around the sides as my husband suggested it looks good and you don't notice the bulge, I may stick with that for now as I don't think time will let me re-due another cake :/. I have fondant flower to shower off the sides of the cake so I'm going to stick with keeping them together. So ribbon and flowers will help hide the flaws. It doesn't look bad from standing and looking at it but when you get down low it definitely does!!! Good thing reception halls are dark icon_wink.gif sorry just trying to make fun and relax so I don't get all stressed out cuz that always makes things worse
post #30 of 57
That sounds like a fab idea.
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