Fondant Slides Off

Decorating By Bluesea Updated 27 Aug 2008 , 1:50am by tonedna

Bluesea Posted 26 Aug 2008 , 7:08am
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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.

Pls help.


7 replies
mclaren Posted 26 Aug 2008 , 8:17am
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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?

Bluesea Posted 26 Aug 2008 , 8:24am
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will it then help to make sure the cake comes to room temperature and than decorate with the cut-outs. will it help?

JenniferMI Posted 26 Aug 2008 , 12:59pm
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I'm guessing it was condensation that made them sag......

Make sure the cake is room temp. before adding them.


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PS - make them really thin, too. They might have been to heavy?

bethola Posted 26 Aug 2008 , 1:21pm
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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

tonedna Posted 26 Aug 2008 , 1:25pm
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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?

Bluesea Posted 27 Aug 2008 , 1:21am
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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.

tonedna Posted 27 Aug 2008 , 1:50am
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Too much water can make it slippery too.
Good luck!
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