Frosting bubbles

by Linsey
(Brown Deer, WI, USA)

After I frost my cake and decorate it. Later, I look and it looks like the side of the cake is falling off(not the whole side but a little section). Almost like an air bubble is under the frosting. How can I stop this from happening? Thanks

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May 04, 2010
by: Anonymous

if you are freezing your cakes before icing, the problem is likely that you didnt let it thaw all the way before adding the border and "sealing" the cake. this happened to me several time because i got impatient and went ahead and did my borders. now if i freeze a cake, i let it thaw and then add my border

Oct 12, 2009
Applying a crumb coat
by: Michelle (editor)

Hi Linsey,

It could be that you're skipping an important step known as crumb coating. The crumb coat helps to 'set' the crumbs in place. So if you don't apply one, there may be areas of loose crumbs under the finished frosting that shift. This may be the cause of your 'bubble'. After applying the crumb coat, make sure to refrigerate the cake for at least an hour, preferably overnight, to allow everything to firm up and set in place.

Here are the instructions for applying a crumb coat.

Michelle (editor)

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