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post #46 of 49

Hmm. Probably a bad idea for people who prefer to avoid frostings or fillings. (You may recall that my dad's birthday cake last year was a pound cake, baked in a Bundt mold, with no frosting whatsoever, except for a greeting, piped onto the side. And you may also recall that it took a fair amount of futzing around to get a tiny batch of my usual dense, non-whipped, all-butter BC to a consistency that was long enough to be piped, but stiff enough to go on a nearly-vertical side without sagging, slumping or running.)

 

On the other hand, "torting" is probably mandatory if you're baking a cake for a civil liability attorney.

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post #47 of 49

Hi all,

 

I was just wondering if I will need a dam for my cake if I am torting, filling with a sleeved fruit filling, and frosting with ganache before I cover it with fondant?  I tort all of my cakes and ganache them before I cover them in fondant, and found that I never needed a dam with my smbc fillings because I don't fill completely to the edge and the ganache keeps everything in place nicely once it is sets.  I was planning on doing the same with the fruit filling, but now I wonder if the ganache will be enough to keep the torted and fruit filled layers from leaking, bulging, and slipping?  Or, should I just use some extra ganache and add a dam to all of the layers?

 

TIA! 

post #48 of 49
Absolutely dam with fruit fillings. No question.
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post #49 of 49

Okay, thanks Leah!

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