Help !!!!does anybody know why everytime I make my cakes and fill them when it's time to cut the cake it falls in half what am i doing wrong?????
the top part comes off it drives me crazy
I am not sure what you mean. can you explain more?
are you saying that the top layer slides off of the bottom layer?
yes the top layer slides opff the bottom.
you might be putting too much filling in between the layers. Try cuting maybe 3 layers of cake with 2 layers of less filling. or even just lessen the amount of filling you are using. Make sure you have a sharp knife also. Hope that helps!
Are you leveling the cake layers so that they are flat?
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Also, if using buttercream as your filling, it should be medium consistency, as opposed to thin consistency.
I was thinking too that maybe the filling (is it buttercream you're using?) is too stiff or has crusted so when you put the top layer on, it never really sticks.
I had this problem when I used pudding as a filling. Top slid right off...so maybe you are using a slippery filling?? All the other fillings that I use I mix with a little buttercream so I don't have a problem.
Are you making a dam of BC icing around the edge prior to using the filling? Could be too much filling or if no dam, then it will slide apart. The dam should hold both layers together nicely if you don't use too much filling.
That's an interesting one. Perhaps try setting your filling by chilling it after putting it in and putting the top layer on, but before trying to DO a crumb coat or icing it.
Also, make sure you level the bottom layer, because the one I didn't level split in half about a half hour after finishing the basketweave. The icing was too heavy on the sides and pulled it apart because I was counting on the filling to hold it up since I thought it was nearly level. That post and photos are in Cake Disasters Forum called "Earthquake Cake".
the cake that always falls apart on me is when I fill it with Caramel it is pretty runnybut you would think that it sticks good since caramel is sticky, but maybe making the dam will help I've never done that. thank you sooo much everyone!!!!!!
Let us know what you try that works!!!