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How to Make a Frosting Dam for a Filled Layer Cake

A frosting dam helps keep your filled layer cakes looking clean and professional. Here's the simple technique to make a frosting dam when assembling and decorating cakes.

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When making and assembling a filled layer cake, the last thing you want is the jam or pudding to squish out the sides and mess up the frosting. Here's a simple solution: before you put the filling on the cake layer, pipe a ring of frosting around the top edge of it. This makes a dam to keep the filling in place when you put on the remaining layer(s). No more worries about a band of discolored frosting.

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