A Question From A Newbie About Filling/icing A Cake

Decorating By lizlloyd82 Updated 26 Jan 2012 , 1:35am by lizlloyd82

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lizlloyd82 Posted 25 Jan 2012 , 9:39pm
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Okay, so I have recently taken an interest in cake decorating. Taught myself the viva paper towel method for smoothing icing. I have made a few cakes and been fairly happy with the results but I have been frustrated by one thing (well more than that, but this is just the one I can't figure out what I am doing wrong). The only way I know how to describe it is that once the cake is all frosted and done, it almost seems to settle or something and squish the filling out a bit where when you look at it you can slightly see where the layers of the cake are, if that makes sense. Anyway, any ideas people have on what I am doing wrong and what I can do to fix this problem are greatly appreciated!!

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LeeBD Posted 25 Jan 2012 , 10:58pm
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Are you making a "dam" around each layer before filling and allowing the cake to settle before icing?

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lizlloyd82 Posted 26 Jan 2012 , 1:35am
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Thanks so much for the help! Hopefully my dad's wedding cake will turn out better than my friends, though her's wasn't horrible I definitely would have been more pleased to not see that stupid bulge!

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