because I have a cake that is irritating me and I am about to throw it from the nearest multi-story building. I have a graduation cake that is due and I have got it baked, I have my CF decorations done, everything is done except for the fact that the bottom tier - which is square - isn't covered in fondant and I can't get the fondant to work right. I am using MMF, I have my buttercream "glue" everything is done right - except THE FONDANT WON'T STAY! I swear, I am about to lose it and pull my hair out. I pay too much having my hair dyed to pull it out. Sorry, I just needed to vent/rant. In the words of the great philosophers Whitesnake - "Here I go again on my own, going down the ONLY road I have ever known. "
O.K. You are entitled... last week-en was my time. I dropped the wedding cake as I was moving it (fondant and monogrammed)... 4 hours before the wedding. Yes, I made another 5 tier one, but it looked like an amateur did it... I was so stressed... but you know what? I got past it! Feel free to vent; we all have times. I am glad my turn is over for a while
What do you mean, "won't stay"?
It's one big sheet over the entire thing right? Is it not sticking to the sides?
That happened to me a couple of months ago, my buttercream had crusted over too much to allow the mmf to stick, I thought I was going to die! I brushed some piping gel along the bottom to help it stick but it wasn't as good as it should have been..oh well live and learn
Don't know if this will help or not, but I've heard where some people lightly (VERY LIGHTLY) mist their cakes, over the crumb coat or a regular BC coating before applying their fondant. Maybe this will help if your BC has crusted too much.
Try using a water bottle and spray it a little.
Thanks guys, the cake is still safe, but I am going to binge on twinkies when I am finished with this cake.
BlueRose: It is one big sheet of fondant, but it doesn't want to stick to the sides and the fondant just doesn't feel right. I can't explain it, but something about it is just wrong.
Thanks ya'll, I really needed the help. You are like my own little Dr. Phil's of CC, except you all have much more hair, a better attitude and you aren't as crazy as he is. I am not as frazzled, but I am still put out. Oh, well, you live, you learn and then you down some Twinkies and Pepsi.
If figured, but though I should check, I never assume. I would either try the misting, or lift up the side(s) that aren't sticking and slap a little extra buttercream on.
Teach that cake who's boss!
Thank you guys so much. I will raise a Twinkie Toast in honor of all of you who sent some great advice my ways. You guys are absolutely awesome.