Icing Bulging Out Between Layers

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jtb94 Posted 2 Oct 2006 , 10:31pm
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When I make a two layer cake, sometimes the icing between the two layers start to bulge out. How do I stop that from happening? I am using buttercream icing. I tired putting a second layer of icing on the sides of the cake but it too bulges out. icon_eek.gif

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HollyPJ Posted 2 Oct 2006 , 10:56pm
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There are several things you can do:

1) Put a dam of stiff icing all around the edge of the layer before adding the filling.
2) Add less filling
3) Don't put the filling all the way to the edges. That will give it room to spread out when you put the next layer on top.
4) Give the cake time to settle after you fill it but before you ice it.

I hope these ideas help!

Holly

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sweetsuccess Posted 2 Oct 2006 , 11:14pm
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Originally Posted by HollyPJ

There are several things you can do:

1) Put a dam of stiff icing all around the edge of the layer before adding the filling.
2) Add less filling
3) Don't put the filling all the way to the edges. That will give it room to spread out when you put the next layer on top.
4) Give the cake time to settle after you fill it but before you ice it.

I hope these ideas help!

Holly




I agree with Holly, especially #2 and #3 in my own experience. Let me know if this helps!

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LittleBigMomma Posted 2 Oct 2006 , 11:28pm
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I always use a stiff buttercream dam on the outer edges of the layers that will have the filling on them. Usually, I make the dam about 1 - 1 1/2" wide and about 1/4 - 3/4" tall depending on what type filling I am using. Then I use lollipop sticks or straws to keep my layers from sliding around or shifting.

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jtb94 Posted 3 Oct 2006 , 3:36am
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thanks for the help. I am going to try some of those ideas this weekend.

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HollyPJ Posted 3 Oct 2006 , 3:46am
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Another thing I do sometimes...

I carve out a little of the center with a spoon, leaving the edges of the layer intact to preserve the structural integrity of the cake. This gives the filling somewhere to go.

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LittleBigMomma Posted 3 Oct 2006 , 11:21am
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HollyPJ, that's a great idea!

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carrotcake1 Posted 8 Aug 2019 , 3:27pm
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I will try some of these ideas - they sound really helpful

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