Bulges In Buttercream

Decorating By Shellyw Updated 16 Sep 2011 , 7:18pm by AnnieCahill

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Shellyw Posted 16 Sep 2011 , 5:23pm
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The last couple cakes I have done has had an area in the icing that bulges. It is not filling, just air. I can push it back against the cake and it's fine. I just don't know what is causing this. Anyone know what I am doing that causes this? Thanks for any input!

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AnnieCahill Posted 16 Sep 2011 , 7:18pm
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Do you refrigerate your cakes before icing them? I only experience that problem during the summer when I fridge cakes and then use an American (crusting) buttercream. It has something to do with the condensation as the cake comes back down to room temperature.

If I don't refrigerate my cakes then I don't have that issue. Therefore I try to stay away from perishable fillings.


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