Post # 1
So I made a 3 layered cake for the first time just cuz I felt like trying it out….lol (Yay!) made it Sunday night….kept it in one of the those cake dishes with a cover…and brought it to work today and just had a piece…. it came out delicious, but I noticed the icing got soaked up by the cake in-between the layers….I used whipped icing for in-between and on top, don’t know if that makes a difference?? any of you more experienced bakers have suggestions on how I should have done it?? lol
Post # 3
I think that whipped icing is lighter and depending on if your cake is a heavier or more dense cake I think that could be the culprit for why the icing got soaked between the layer.
Post # 4
Spread a very thin layer of jam, jelly or marmalade over the bottom layer of cake before your spread the filling or frosting. It will prevent the moisture from making the cake soggy.
Post # 5
Agreeing with what the pp said, but the whipped icing has a lot to do with it. Theoretically you could spread thin layers of buttercream or sprinkle a layer of powdered sugar also to keep it from soaking in. My personal favorite, however, is to pour ganache in between icing layers and on top of the cake before icing. It gives you a much smoother base for icing, as well. (this of course would have to be done in steps as it takes time for each later to properly cool before it can bear weight)