What Happened To My Cake?!?!?!

Decorating By snocilla Updated 27 Aug 2009 , 1:15pm by snocilla

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snocilla Posted 27 Aug 2009 , 10:33am
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I made this cake last night and everything looked fine, but this morning all the fondant had water running out of it! What happened? I didn't use my typical buttercream, I used a cream cheese based icing. Does that not work with fondant?

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prterrell Posted 27 Aug 2009 , 10:53am
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I've never tried that combo, but I've heard others report it not working out. Did you have it in the fridge? Refrigerators to bad, bad things to fondant.

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leah_s Posted 27 Aug 2009 , 11:16am
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I've never used cream cheese with fondant, because I don't use cream cheese icing, but many others have reported that the cream cheese starts to break down the fondant.

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diamondsonblackvelvet13 Posted 27 Aug 2009 , 11:25am
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SOME cream cheese based icing will do that. As a temp fix, use a paper towel to blot up the oil. In the future consider using a different recipe.

Perhaps:
1 Stick butter
1/2 Cup Shortening
8 oz softened Cream Cheese
2 lbs Powdered Sugar
1 tsp vanilla

Cream butter, shortening, and cream cheese till smooth. Add in powdered sugar and vanilla mix until smooth. This recipe will crust.

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Jen80 Posted 27 Aug 2009 , 11:29am
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Yes, most probably the cream cheese.

I used it on my first ever decorated cake (Farmyard), and my fondant got really wet and practically just dropped off the cake. So I tossed out the fondant and finished the cake with the cream cheese frosting.
I put the animals on just before serving.

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snocilla Posted 27 Aug 2009 , 1:15pm
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Thanks everyone! Lesson learned! Next time I want to use fondant, I'll just stick with buttercream!

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