Fondant Help Please

Decorating By anastasien Updated 1 Aug 2010 , 5:14am by JanH

anastasien Posted 31 Jul 2010 , 7:13pm
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Is it something i am doing wrong? I ice my cake with buttercream and put it in the fridge for a bit and then I put my fondant on, but after a little while my fondant starts to bulge out on the side on the cake like there is a big air bubble under the fondant and it starts to crack, any help or tips would be great please

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katibeth88 Posted 31 Jul 2010 , 7:30pm
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Hmm.... I never put my cakes in the fridge before covering in fondant. Maybe the difference in temperature causes the bubbling? After frosting a cake in buttercream, I wait for it to crust and then cover with fondant without any problems.

cownsj Posted 31 Jul 2010 , 7:37pm
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Is this house too warm? The fondant will bubble like that if it's too warm. If it's warm and/or humid, try putting a fan on the cake and keep checking it, smoothing every couple minutes until the fondant begins to setup.

Also, I find that if I bake and cover in fondant the same day I get that happening sometimes. I try to let my cakes sit out overnight so that all gases can escape, then put on my bc and fondant.

JanH Posted 1 Aug 2010 , 5:14am
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Did you let your cakes settle?

Here's a link to Leah_s "trick" post:

http://cakecentral.com/cake-decorating-ftopict-633571-.html

HTH

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