Help! The Fondant Is Falling Of The Cake.

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Cynthia_Razo Posted 1 Nov 2008 , 8:46am
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Hi everyone. I am making the baby in a flower pot cake and the fondant if falling off. I followed the instructions and I don't know what went wrong. The cake is to be picked up at 3:00pm today and I'm going crazy. Can anyone please tell me what to do, please...

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tdybear1978 Posted 1 Nov 2008 , 9:12am
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do you mean like the fondant is tearing and falling off the cake? or like you are trying to put on fondant decor. and it is not sticking?

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tonimarie Posted 1 Nov 2008 , 1:46pm
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Did you "glue" with a brushing of water?

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Cynthia_Razo Posted 1 Nov 2008 , 4:46pm
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It's not tearinf it's actually falling. The fondant is not sticking. I've never before made a cake like this and I am going crazy.

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Cathy26 Posted 1 Nov 2008 , 5:55pm
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i dont know if its too late but did you try royal icing to glue the fondant bits on? that always works for me - just egg white and icing sugar mixed together to form a sticky paste.

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Rocketgirl899 Posted 1 Nov 2008 , 6:14pm
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did you let your BC crust? spritz with a fine mist of water.... then recover..

I find I can't let me BC crust or else the fondant doesn't stick.

Also when attaching accents instead of only water I use a little water with a little fondant dissolved in it to make it thick.

hope that helps. Good luck!

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Cynthia_Razo Posted 2 Nov 2008 , 5:34pm
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thank you so much for your help Rocketgirl899. The BC did crust so I did spray mist of water and it sort of worked.

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Rocketgirl899 Posted 2 Nov 2008 , 8:52pm
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well i hope things worked out for you. I remember your post with concerns and I didn't even think about BC crusting!

Also, something I find helpful is telling myself I can do it. Don't be afraid of the fondant!!!! or the acke for that matter.

I am making calla lillies for the first time next week, for a wedding and I am freaking out about it, but I have read all I can, and I am just telling myself I can do it. It might take time, but I CAN!!

Post a photo of the final cake please icon_smile.gif

If you are going to continue fondant work I would suggest sharon's sugarshack DVD on Fondant. I haven't seen it but the BC and stacking videos are amazing. I can only imagine what the fondant one will be like. They are $25 bux each but so worth it. (shipping costs $8.5, which sucks..imo, but I understand) I bought 2 DVDs and the "quilter," so it wasn't as bad for the shipping icon_smile.gif

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Eisskween Posted 2 Nov 2008 , 9:08pm
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[quote="Rocketgirl899"]
I am making calla lillies for the first time next week, for a wedding and I am freaking out about it, but I have read all I can, and I am just telling myself I can do it. It might take time, but I CAN!!
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Rocketgirl, Edna has an AMAZING video on Youtube on making calla lilies, it helped me immensely. She's wonderful!

Best,
Karen

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Rocketgirl899 Posted 2 Nov 2008 , 9:55pm
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Karen,

I have STUDIED her calla videos. icon_smile.gif hehe. Thank you thoicon_smile.gif

Rocket

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Cynthia_Razo Posted 3 Nov 2008 , 6:12am
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I do sometimes get scared of fondant. It's that the problem with me is that I haven't had a chance to take any classes at all. I came across a Wilton book at Hobby Lobby and I started looking at the pictures and reading the instructions and I went for it. I started baking and decorating cakes, I didn't have any expierence at all. Well here's the picture I got the idea from an article here on CC and I just had to try it. And once again Thank You...
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saap1204 Posted 3 Nov 2008 , 1:40pm
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That cake is adorable. Your flowers are beautiful!

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