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post #46 of 178
I have a ton of tiles leftover in my garage.....I knew I saved them for some reason! Thanks Leah
post #47 of 178
Some of those beautiful decorative 12 x 12 tiles make very nice cake plates, too. Just purchase inexpensive "feet" (drawer pulls) and use silicone gel to adhere them to the bottom of the tile and voila!

Just make sure your cake is on a board or something and not directly on the tile itself as some of the tiles are probably not food safe.
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post #48 of 178
this sounds like a great trick-thanks for sharing.
question: wrapping with platic wrap. is it loose or tight on the cake.
i too wouldnt crumb croat until after settled.
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post #49 of 178
I use that tip too leah, is the best!.. I use the dam too, but I think sometimes the problem with the bulge comes from too much filling in the cake. Specially those of custards an Jellies.
In a one tier it might be fine, but when you do more than one tier, the weight of the upper cakes will be a problem on those soft fillings.
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post #50 of 178
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Originally Posted by Chippi



Rylan your cakes never have a buldge what is your trick??? icon_smile.gif



Ganache is my only trick. I no longer dam, I no longer let it set...just ganache.
post #51 of 178
I saw u mentioned this ceramic tile thing on another thread a few days ago...we were at Lowes over the wknd and I grabbed a tile on our way out and my DH asked what it was for..he humored me as I excitedly explained your secret method..and he grabbed a marble tile and said, "hey, get this one, it's cheaper"..to which I barked at him, "NO! she said ceramic, I don't want to smash the cake!!" I now have a random ceramic tile sitting in the cabinet...using it tomorrow..can't wait! Thanks for the tip icon_biggrin.gif
post #52 of 178
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Good call. Marble has got to be waaay heavy. IMO, ceramic is just the right weight.
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post #53 of 178
I guess you could use the marble on the "SMASH" cake! icon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gif
post #54 of 178
I had a 11x15 cake to do for my granddaughter's BD this past weekend and I did not want the bulges that I sometimes get between the layers. I tried a variation of this method, and mixed Marshmallow Fluff with my buttercream and after piping the dam and laying the top cake on I turned the cake pan over (11x15) and put my heavy plastic flour container on it and let it set for a couple of hours. The weight was evenly distributed across the cake and the flour had to weigh about 15 pounds icon_lol.gificon_lol.gif . It worked perfectly but, I do have some tile left from the house being built and I am going to try this.
As far as filling coming out when you try to compress the layers, do not spread the filling to the edges of the dam and do not overload the filling between the layers. The weight of the tile will spread it out nicely for you. Another idea (from someone on CC, don't remember who) is to use cake with your icing and make a dam with that mixture so there is cake in every bite. thumbs_up.gif
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post #55 of 178
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Yeah, I've used canned food, books, etc, until I saw a ceramic tile sitting in the basement. Perfect size, perfect weight.
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post #56 of 178
oh gosh, bad, bad and BAD...first we go into home depot/lowes to look for cake boards, and to make cake stands, and now ceramic tiles!!! and a scraper for cakes, foam roller....
Hmmmm no wonder honey is getting upset, MY TOOL BOX IS BIGGER AND BETTER!!!!! and I cant stay out of the Hardware stores.....
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post #57 of 178
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Originally Posted by 2txmedics

oh gosh, bad, bad and BAD...first we go into home depot/lowes to look for cake boards, and to make cake stands, and now ceramic tiles!!! and a scraper for cakes, foam roller....
Hmmmm no wonder honey is getting upset, MY TOOL BOX IS BIGGER AND BETTER!!!!! and I cant stay out of the Hardware stores.....



ha ha ha!! You too?? icon_lol.gif
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post #58 of 178
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Originally Posted by keeshonjohnson

You guys ROCK!
I am super new at this, and have never even pushed down on my cakes. Have always been so gentle with them, now I know the proper way to fix them up :0)



Remember you are the boss of your cakes, they are NOT the boss of you! icon_wink.gif
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post #59 of 178
Thanks for sharing Leah!
post #60 of 178
thanks for the GREAT tip!!
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