I made a cake a few weeks ago the day before an event. The next morning, the buttercream oils had leaked out causing a ring around the cake on the cardboard the cake was on.
I have a groom's cake this weekend to do and was wondering the best way to prevent this from happening again.
what recipe did you use? was the cake in a 'frig or on the counter? If on the counter, how warm/cool was it in the room?
Cake stayed on the table all night and it was warm.
Thanks for replying...was having trouble with my posts and did receive advice from another forum suggesting covering with parchment paper/saran wrap and other materials that would soak up the oil. Wilton wax boards were also mentioned.
For your base, you need to make sure it's greaseproof. Wilton makes some foil paper but it can get pricing. I love to user freezer paper. There are some cute ideas to wrap your board in gift wrap and then cover with a thin vinyl like a plastic tablecoth. I haven't tried it but I'm going to soon.
Oh, so it was more of just a grease stain and not so much a pool of liquid oil rolling onto the tabletop?
If so, then yes, covering the boards or using wax boards will prevent it. It's the fat in the shortening just being absorbed by the paper cardboard.
Yes, it's a ring. If it was a pool, I'd be really grossed out
Thanks for the help!