I made a two layer cake last time with custard filling....the next day when I was taking it to the restaurant, the sides were collapsing...I have heard of allowing a cake to settle before decorating...is that true.
I am making a cake for delivery on Friday (Saturday is the party)
I will bake the cake Thursday morning, crumb coat for fondant and decorate thursday night....do I need to let the cake settle and have to decorate the cake on Friday (which I really dont want to do)
It will be simple chocolate cake and buttercream filling, 2 layers....
any suggestions would be great.
PS, I have 3 young kids (3 and under) hence need to decorate at night when they are sleeping...any help would be great
thanks for your help
As long as you have a pretty stiff dam around your filling you should be ok.
Bake, cool, torte, fill and crumbcoat. Place a mid weight book (wrapped) on top of the cake, this will help with the settling/bulging.
Fondant and decorate Thursday evening.
*after I dam and fill my cake I always press down on the top before damming and filling the next layer.
You say the sides collapsed. Not sure what you mean but I have never had cake sides bulge or collaspe unless it was not properly baked. Filling should not have caused that .