The fondant cut-outs that i put on the side of the cakes slides off. Why is this happening?
Here's what happened: I frosted a cake with ganache and left it in the refrigerator overnight. Took it out the next mrng and began decorating the cake with fondant cut-outs all around. After about an hour, quite a number of those fondants began to slide off. Y is this happening?
What am i doing wrong? Don't want to screw up on the next cake.
can't help you here as i had the same experience few weeks ago, but i was using chocolate glaze on my moist choc cake.
i ended up taking the accents off, & stopped putting more accents thati've planned on putting. mine slid off almost immediately after i tried putting them on the sides. :`(
i'm guessing your ganache condensated when you took the cake out from the fridge, that was why the accents slid?
will it then help to make sure the cake comes to room temperature and than decorate with the cut-outs. will it help?
I'm guessing it was condensation that made them sag......
Make sure the cake is room temp. before adding them.
PS - make them really thin, too. They might have been to heavy?
I agree with JenniferMI. Also high humidity (I blame EVERYTHING on humidity because I HATE IT!! LOL). Try using a dot of buttercream or maybe some melted chocolate to attach the fondant decorations.
Beth in KY
Yup... I agree with Jennifer. The cake should come to room temperature first. The condensation will make everything slippery.
What did you use to attach the fondant?
Thank you all for the replies & tips.
I used a water to attach the fondant to the cake.
Ok, will make sure the cake is in room temp before decorating.
Too much water can make it slippery too.