My Cake Is Falling Apart!

Decorating By Cakenator Updated 9 Aug 2008 , 12:40am by kakeladi

Cakenator Posted 8 Aug 2008 , 11:53pm
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Maybe its all of the humidity around here lately, or maybe I'm losing my touch...

Every time I put fondant onto one of my cakes lately its like the cake is just crumbling underneath the weight of it... If I buttercream the same cake from the same batch it does perfectly well.

Does anyone else have this problem? Should I make my cake more dense? I'm thinking it might be too light... I have no idea.

Thanks in advance if anyone has any ideas.

4 replies
chyana66 Posted 9 Aug 2008 , 12:24am
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Hey Cakenator,

I've never had this happen, but I would guess that you're right about maybe having to use a firmer cake. How thin are you rolling your fondant?

indydebi Posted 9 Aug 2008 , 12:33am
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Is it a different cake recipe than you normally use?

Cakenator Posted 9 Aug 2008 , 12:35am
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Same recipe as always...

I'm quickly developing a cake complex

kakeladi Posted 9 Aug 2008 , 12:40am
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Soiunds to me like you may be rolling the fondant too thick. &/or maybe the cake is dry?
If you are using the WASC recipe that should hold up perfectly.

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