Lopsided Cakes

Decorating By DianeLynn31 Updated 7 Mar 2010 , 3:37am by MnSnow

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DianeLynn31 Posted 7 Mar 2010 , 3:16am
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Help. Let me start off by saying I am new to making cakes . The last four cakes I made have been slightly lopsided. WHY???? The last cake I made was a three tier. Each tier was made of three layers of cake.

The thing is - I use a cake leveler when I'm cutting my cakes. So how and why do they keep turning out lopsided? Is it the way I put the icing or fondant on?? When I cut and layer them they look ok. It's after I icing them that I notice they're lopsided. And lumpy (you can see under fondant). I did the Viva paper towel thing too. Still lumpy and lopsided.

I look in the gallery and see all of these beautiful and perfectly clean cut cakes with NO lopsidedness. HOW can I get my cakes to look so nice and round? Or nice and square?


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MnSnow Posted 7 Mar 2010 , 3:37am
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Great job on that cake!

One thing that may help is to use a bench scraper on the sides of your cakes. Hold it straight up and down as you go around the sides. I take mine and hold it level and soin the turn table as I scrape the top and get a really level cake.

Hope this helps

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