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Decorating By ColeAlayne Updated 22 May 2010 , 9:23pm by bmoser24

ColeAlayne Posted 22 May 2010 , 3:06am
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There is a sinking Thomas cake sitting on my counter to be picked up tomorrow night. I am worried the fondant at the bottom is going to buckle and crack during transport. I do not have a fridge big enough to put it in. Should I put it in the freezer for a while before the pickup?????

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fba322 Posted 22 May 2010 , 12:55pm
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I'm sorry, I don't have any suggestions, but just wanted to tell you that you did a great job on that cake!! I don't know if freezing it might cause condensation problems with the fondant? Before I started making cakes, the lady I got mine from always delivered them very cold, and the fondant was good, but after it sat out and came to room temp, the colors started to bleed....but it might have just been something she was doing that caused that.

RosieC Posted 22 May 2010 , 1:26pm
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Seems everything I've ever read about fondant says not to freeze or refrigerate.

Karen421 Posted 22 May 2010 , 3:47pm
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The cake is adorable!!! I wouldn't freeze. I do put mine in the refrigerator, and I don't have any problems, but a lot of people do when they refrigerate. Good Luck!

apetricek Posted 22 May 2010 , 4:09pm
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could you call the client and see if they could get it today/early...I put my fondant in the frige ALL the time...always have...actually didn't know your not "supposed" to till on here, but honestly haven't had a problem...I have also put fondant in the freezer to mold things quicker...the only problem is that it will sweat when it comes back to room temp, but then the fondant gets really soft and "wilty" I would clear out my fridge to make room. Would be a shame to do all that work, and it be a cake-tastrophy! GREAT job on it by the way...

ColeAlayne Posted 22 May 2010 , 8:57pm
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I have put several fondant cakes in the fridge with no problems. This one is so big that it won't fit in my side-by-side refrigerator and I didn't want to transport it to my sister's and back just to use her fridge. The fondant is firm and they will be picking it up in 1/2 hour to an hour. I just hope the frosting doesn't bubble out the bottom black layer of fondant. I can't wait to get this cake out of my house!!!!!!

Margieluvstobake Posted 22 May 2010 , 9:08pm
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Sorry you are having problems with the cake, but I have to tell you, it is adorable.

sweettreat101 Posted 22 May 2010 , 9:20pm
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Can you move a shelf up and maybe the shelves in the door to make room. I do this often. The bottom shelf in my fridge works best. It will firm up the cake a little and help with transporting.

bmoser24 Posted 22 May 2010 , 9:21pm
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I'm sorry about your cake. I had a similar problem with my purple cake, in pics, the top started to sink, i did put in the freezer to get cold and then decided not to...i just kept my house very cool, cold, and then transported in a very cold car. the fondant started to sag but really no one noticed except me! so i kept my mouth shut...lol. It turned out ok. I understand how you feel about getting it out. I drove with the cake held up, off my lap @ 15 MPH with 15.5 yr old driving.... I was so nevous. (i asked him to hold, but after my melt down, he said NO WAY)It was heavy, my wrist were like noodles by the time we got there.
Dont worry too much...it's a very nice cake. What will be, will be.

bmoser24 Posted 22 May 2010 , 9:23pm
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I'm sorry about your cake. I had a similar problem with my purple cake, in pics, the top started to sink, i did put in the freezer to get cold and then decided not to...i just kept my house very cool, cold, and then transported in a very cold car. the fondant started to sag but really no one noticed except me! so i kept my mouth shut...lol. It turned out ok. I understand how you feel about getting it out. I drove with the cake held up, off my lap @ 15 MPH with 15.5 yr old driving.... I was so nevous. (i asked him to hold, but after my melt down, he said NO WAY)It was heavy, my wrist were like noodles by the time we got there.
Dont worry too much...it's a very nice cake. What will be, will be.

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