I haven't been decorating cakes for very long so I may have made a novice error but for some reason the pink fondant I covered my victoria sponge in has become sticky to touch. I covered the cake in buttercream and then chilled it before I put the fondant on top. I haven't done anything I wouldn't usually and yet for some reason the fondant has become sticky. I am hoping it will dry out if I leave it in a cool place overnight. If anyone has any idea why it happened or anyway I can salvage my cake I would be eternally grateful.
Sounds like condensation from the chilled cake. If you just leave it alone at room temp for an hour or more, it should be fine.
Sometimes the cake will still LOOK like it's wet even when it's not, so test it in an inconspicuous place to be sure.
Yes! It happens to me all the time because my cakes are cold from the fridge when i cover them. Leave it alone and let the condensation dry.
I'm starting to consider not refrigerating my cakes at all from now on.
Me too 'cept I ice mine while still frozen! So I'm stuck as I cover with fondant right after crumb coat. Oh well, something to deal with. I guess I'd be more careful if I'm doing dak colors.
Thank you so much to all who replied - you were absolutely right it was the condensation and once I left it to dry over night it was just fine. Phew! thank you for putting my mind at ease.