Why -Air Bubble On Cake?

Decorating By cakesrock Updated 8 Mar 2010 , 8:06pm by TexasSugar

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cakesrock Posted 8 Mar 2010 , 7:23pm
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I covered my cake in fondant, went away for a few hours and came back to a huge air bubble growing out of the side of the cake. I have no idea why this happened? Anyone? See photo below...
I was planning to redo this cake anyway - it came out lumpy...
PS: I cover my cakes partially defrosted and always have ,with no issues. There was no filling so no settling issues...
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KHalstead Posted 8 Mar 2010 , 7:25pm
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it's the gas being released because the cake was too cold!!

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Loucinda Posted 8 Mar 2010 , 7:32pm
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Yes, that is the problem. I am not sure why it hasn't happened to you before now if you do this all the time....I NEVER had good luck with freezing cakes, I just don't do it anymore. One thing that is good, is that the cake is all nice and room temp. now, it should work fine!

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TexasSugar Posted 8 Mar 2010 , 8:06pm
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I've had this happen and I never freezer or put my cakes in the fridge, so I'm not sure that is the cause myself.

Personally I just feel it is air in the cake. Since it never happens right away, it takes time for it to get released, and makes a not so nice bubble in the cake. I've had this happent o straight buttercream cakes.

You can take a straight pen and stick it in the bubble to pop it. You'll have to press around it to make sure all the air is out. And I have had it rebubble before.

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