Why Is My Icing Cracking?

Decorating By mommybrooke Updated 12 Jan 2010 , 5:01am by kelleym

mommybrooke Posted 12 Jan 2010 , 2:50am
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I have been having a problem sometimes with the icing looking "cracked" on my cakes after awhile. I usually finish one say for Saturday on the Friday night before. I use all butter buttercream and usually do some fondant accents. I leave them sitting out, well sometimes the next morning, especially after I move them, the buttercream will get a cracked look in places!! Any ideas why and how I can fix this? Thanks in advance!!

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kelleym Posted 12 Jan 2010 , 5:01am
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It's likely that you are not using enough support under the cake. When the cardboard "gives" a little as you pick it up, the cake moves and cracks the icing. Use a nice thick cake drum to avoid this problem. I personally always use at least 3 layers of cake boards, with the support lines criss-crossed to make it super strong.

The nice thing about a thick cake drum is that you can wrap a matching ribbon around it for awesome presentation.


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