Fondant Melting

Decorating By procrastibaker Updated 20 Mar 2010 , 12:47am by procrastibaker

procrastibaker Posted 19 Mar 2010 , 1:09pm
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For some reason lately when I place my fondant accents onto my buttercream cakes over night the next morning it looks like the fondant has melted. Anyone have an idea why this maybe happening? I use shortening from Walmart and I use to use Crisco. I did not know if this had something to do with it.

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jobueno Posted 19 Mar 2010 , 1:17pm
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What you are describing seems to be like there is condensation on your cake. Are your cakes cold? When fondant comes in contact with condensation it becomes wet and sticky. The best thing to do is just let it dry.
You can use fondant on a cold or half frozen cake, just keep in mind that as the cake comes to room temp the fondant will get wet and sticky until it's finally all room temp.

procrastibaker Posted 19 Mar 2010 , 9:28pm
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The cakes are not cold. They are room temp. I was thinking it just may be the icing.

TexasSugar Posted 19 Mar 2010 , 9:43pm
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Are you storing them just out on the cabinet or are you putting them in a cake carrier or under a cake dome?

procrastibaker Posted 19 Mar 2010 , 10:04pm
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They are stored in a cake dome on the counter.

AKS Posted 19 Mar 2010 , 10:08pm
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NO CAKE DOME! I think that is the culprit. I think that it is entrapping moisture in the contained environment causing enough condensation to result in melty fondant. I could be wrong, but I am pretty sure that that is what's happening.

TexasSugar Posted 19 Mar 2010 , 10:12pm
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The dome is the problem. It doesn't let air in but it also doesn't let the air out and the fondant will suck the moisture out of the air inside.

procrastibaker Posted 19 Mar 2010 , 10:13pm
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I did not know that. I will experiment with it tonight.

TexasSugar Posted 19 Mar 2010 , 10:15pm
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I've had had fondant/gumpaste melt twice. Both times was because it was in an airtight container.

procrastibaker Posted 20 Mar 2010 , 12:47am
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ok thanks

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