Fondant Buckling. How To Prevent It?

Decorating By Iloveweddings Updated 18 Jan 2009 , 8:54pm by sugarshack

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Iloveweddings Posted 18 Jan 2009 , 1:22am
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Hi. I saw buckling on my fondant cake. It was near the bottom of the cake. Why does it do this? And how do I prevent it? Thanks in advance.

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sugarshack Posted 18 Jan 2009 , 2:57am
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could be you need firmer cake, a stiffer dam, or possibly a different fondant. thats a very frustrating problem.

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Iloveweddings Posted 18 Jan 2009 , 6:36am
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could be you need firmer cake, a stiffer dam, or possibly a different fondant. thats a very frustrating problem.




Thanks for your response. I used Satin Ice fondant. A dam can make this happen?

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JenniferMI Posted 18 Jan 2009 , 2:01pm
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I would try a different fondant. I never have that problem with chocolate fondant. There are numerous choices out there, just stay away from Wilton.

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dailey Posted 18 Jan 2009 , 4:04pm
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i've had buckling on the bottom of my cakes when i didn't trim enough fondant off the bottom. when the cake settled, it caused buckling. at any rate, i make sure to trim the bottom a bit shorter to make up for this...

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mamacc Posted 18 Jan 2009 , 8:51pm
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could be you need firmer cake, a stiffer dam, or possibly a different fondant. thats a very frustrating problem.



Thanks for your response. I used Satin Ice fondant. A dam can make this happen?




Yes, if you put too much filling than the weight of the fondant compresses it and then buckles. This also happens sometimes if you don't let the cake settle enough before covering in fondant, or if the fondant is way too thick.

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sugarshack Posted 18 Jan 2009 , 8:54pm
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Originally Posted by sugarshack

could be you need firmer cake, a stiffer dam, or possibly a different fondant. thats a very frustrating problem.



Thanks for your response. I used Satin Ice fondant. A dam can make this happen?




what I meant was, if you use a dam to hold in your filling, if it is not a super stiff consistency, it will squoosh under the weight of the cake and fondant and contribute to buckling.

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