Filling A Cake

Decorating By lamcf120 Updated 29 Jun 2009 , 7:05pm by pattiverde

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lamcf120 Posted 29 Jun 2009 , 6:04pm
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Hi everyone, I've got a question regarding filling a cake. It seems that when I fill the cake with anything, the dam that I made around the cake prior to putting the filling in always seems to bulge out. Why? and How do I fix this issue?


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aligotmatt Posted 29 Jun 2009 , 6:07pm
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Once you fill the cake, let it settle for a while. I often put the same sized pan on top of the cake and fill it with limes or something. Whatever will put some weight on it. It will bulge. Use a knife and trim your sides so the cake is even, this will cut off the bulging as well, then crumboat, and put on your buttercream or fondant!

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JenJane Posted 29 Jun 2009 , 6:11pm
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I would just make sure the icing you use for the dam is medium consistency and not too thin.

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pattiverde Posted 29 Jun 2009 , 7:05pm
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I make my dams using stiff consistency buttercream. This has worked well to prevent the bulge.

Eating the buttercream while working, however, has done nothing to prevent the bulge!

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