Fraggle_07 Posted 6 Jan 2010 , 10:36am
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Help help. What has happened?

Ive covered my cake and done all the decoration and come down this morning to find that its all bobbled.
Ive got an awful feeling im going to have to redo the top of the cake?!? Plus ive managed to put a hole in the top ....grrrrr

Looking at the pic the cake looks awful, looks a lot better in person...honest.
LL

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Mensch Posted 6 Jan 2010 , 11:20am
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How odd.

Have you tried using a smoother on the 'bobbled' bits? Try that first.

Fraggle_07 Posted 6 Jan 2010 , 11:24am
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Yeah i went to do that but the icing has dried so if i attempt to touch it or smooth it, it just wants to crack.
I've had this happen before so it must be the heating. (We've got loads of snow here)

Deb_ Posted 6 Jan 2010 , 1:15pm
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Try aiming a warm blow dryer (not too close) but over the areas that are rippled. The warmth of the dryer may be all that you need to smooth those out.

That's a cool cake btw!

Fraggle_07 Posted 6 Jan 2010 , 1:24pm
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oooh i hadnt thought of that. Thank you.
You think the cake is ok? I really nervous to hand this one over. So many things have gone wrong with it!
Its too late to start again too!

Bonnie151 Posted 6 Jan 2010 , 7:00pm
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It's a super cake! Fixing the hole is easy. Water down some fondant until you get a "gunk" and smooth over the hole. You may need to do this in a few layers, but you will eventually get a seamless covering.

I agree with dkelly re the bumps. You need to warm the cake up enough to make the fondant flexible again but not so much that it gets sticky! I'd try a hairdryer too.

Fraggle_07 Posted 6 Jan 2010 , 8:05pm
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Thank you both!

I ended up re laying the top in the end. But ive filled some cracks ive found around the outside using the watered down fondant...so far so good!

oh how do you get rid of icing marks?

customcakesupplies Posted 7 Jan 2010 , 5:36pm
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Did you use alot of butterceme under the fondant?

Sara789 Posted 20 Jan 2010 , 10:31pm
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You can also use a little Crisco to go over it and smooth it out. This technique also helps with cracks.

How much bc did you have under the fondant?

jammjenks Posted 20 Jan 2010 , 11:14pm
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Originally Posted by dkelly

Try aiming a warm blow dryer (not too close) but over the areas that are rippled. The warmth of the dryer may be all that you need to smooth those out.

That's a cool cake btw!




Leave it to a salon owner to think of that! icon_lol.gif

Mug-a-Bug Posted 21 Jan 2010 , 2:48am

I've had luck spritzing with water to try to 'fix' fondant. Don't know if that will work in this case?? Good luck. Cute cake icon_smile.gif

ayerim979 Posted 21 Jan 2010 , 3:01am

Wow that happened to me once and I believe what had happen was that my cake wasn't rested enough and I covered it too quick (with fondant) and got some kind of condensation on the top. (it wasn't cool enough) It was for my little brother (one of those just because cakes) SO I left it as is.

But you learn from your mistakes icon_cry.gif (hasn't happen anymore)


Your cake looks great though !!!

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