What Happend Here???

Decorating By Lovemesomecake Updated 31 Oct 2009 , 6:25am by skippy

Lovemesomecake Posted 30 Oct 2009 , 6:27pm
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WHAT HAPPEND TO MY BUTTERCREAM??? icon_sad.gif
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tiggy2 Posted 30 Oct 2009 , 6:35pm
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Looks like your cake settled after it was iced. It's better to fill and crumb coat then let sit for several hours to settle before applying the final icing.

kakeladi Posted 30 Oct 2009 , 7:02pm
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Your icing could be too thin.
Your cake could have been too warm
Or as Tiggy said, the cake might have settled after being iced.

indydebi Posted 30 Oct 2009 , 7:13pm
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Quote:
Originally Posted by tiggy2

Looks like your cake settled after it was iced.


This is what went thru my mind the second I saw the pic.

prterrell Posted 30 Oct 2009 , 7:56pm
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Yeah, first thing I thought was "cake settled".

cas17 Posted 30 Oct 2009 , 8:20pm
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settled after icing the cake or the board flexed and shattered the icing when it was picked up or moved?

Cakepro Posted 31 Oct 2009 , 5:00am
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I think it was a combination of the cake settling, the icing sliding a bit, and the crust on the icing cracking because that flimsy Wilton board flexed when you moved the cake.

Mensch Posted 31 Oct 2009 , 5:59am
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Crappy cake board.

skippy Posted 31 Oct 2009 , 6:25am
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Just by looking at the border(icing) it seems as if the icing is too thin. When you added the color, you might have added too much. Sometimes that is something to take in consideration. I also always cover my boards with floral paper or contact paper. The moisture from the cake makes uncovered cardboard sag. Hope this helps.

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