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5 Reasons why cakes lean or tilt. (1 Viewer)

Angie

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If you have ever had problems with cake leaning or tilting, then you may wish to have a glance at this post to see if any of the following explanations can give you a clue as to why this has happened and tips on how to prevent it.

Trapped air pockets – this happens when air pockets form after the cake layers have been stacked and then begin to settle. To prevent this, try using a thicker buttercream/filling to help the cake support its own structure and weight. Another solution is to place a tin/plate on top of the filled layers for a while. This creates a pushing/weighted motion allowing any trapped air to expel. Do this before covering your cake in icing fondant.
Uneven layers – this may have been caused by adding too much filling, thus causing the cake to become unbalanced, lean or even slide. Remember, less is more, and you can always add another layer to your cake to get the...
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