Help!!! Jam Is Oozing From The Sides Of My Cake!

Decorating By bates123 Updated 20 Sep 2011 , 7:36am by sweettreat101

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bates123 Posted 20 Sep 2011 , 6:45am
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Honestly, I've made a coupe of hundred cakes in the past couple of years and this has never happened to me!!

yes...I did "butter" the layers and make a dam before the jam. But, it is oozing anyway! The only thing I did differently is that I didn't freeze the cake before leveling and icing.

How can I salvage this?

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sweettreat101 Posted 20 Sep 2011 , 7:36am
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I know you said you used a dam but it sounds like your frosting wasn't stiff enough. When I make my butter cream I initially add less water so that I have a nice stiff frosting to dam my cakes. Once I add the filling I add additional liquid until I get the desired consistency. After adding the top layer I gently press down the cake and remove the excess frosting. I let the cake settle for a hour or two with a plate or tile on top to make sure the cake has settled and no filling bulges appear. Hope this helps.

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