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I get a bulge around the middle of two layer cakes when I stack them. I have done as you suggested with adding an outline of Tip 12 icing, but I still get the bulge, whether I fill with icing or filling. What should I do?

Cathy - from Cardington, OH

The icing you use for the Tip 12 outline at the edge of the bottom cake layer should medium to stiff consistency. Icing you use for spatula icing your cake should be thin consistency.

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