Why Does Filling Shows Through Fondant!

Decorating By leatee Updated 11 Aug 2009 , 1:40am by MrsNancyB1

leatee Posted 10 Aug 2009 , 9:17pm
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hello! I recently covered a filled and stacked cake with home-made fondant; it looked great when it went on, but after a while I could see "filling bulges", or ridges where the layers were filled. What did I do wrong? Fondant too soft? Room too warm? What can I do do avoid this problem?

Thanks!

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delisa01 Posted 10 Aug 2009 , 9:26pm
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You should let your cake "settle" for several hours or overnight once you have filled and crumbcoated it. You can take the bulges out and smooth it out again before you apply the fondant. Good Luck

mannjc Posted 10 Aug 2009 , 11:54pm
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building a dam with thickened bc around your filling should also help icon_smile.gif

Doug Posted 10 Aug 2009 , 11:57pm
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see this thread for good advice.

http://www.cakecentral.com/cake-decorating-ftopict-645385-cookie.html+press


Note: Leahs has patience -- doug does not!

NatalieMarie Posted 10 Aug 2009 , 11:59pm
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I also found that if I put too much filling in my cake, I would get a bulge in the fondant.

MrsNancyB1 Posted 11 Aug 2009 , 1:40am
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Originally Posted by NatalieMarie

I also found that if I put too much filling in my cake, I would get a bulge in the fondant.




That's what I was going to say. You may be adding too much filling. Next time try piping a dam around the top of the cake to be filled, and just spread the filling to the height of the dam. HTH.

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