Please Help !! Asap

Decorating By gingersnapp Updated 13 Aug 2010 , 1:23am by JenniferMI

gingersnapp Posted 8 Aug 2010 , 6:56am
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Huge bubbel in my 8" fondant coverd cake icon_sad.gif
is the cake bad? how can i fix it? cake due 12am

Thanks

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Jess1019 Posted 8 Aug 2010 , 7:06am
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Do you have a pic. The cake is not bad, you just have an air pocket under the fondant. Try poking it with and needle and then worked with your hand softly to help the air escape.

If the bubble is to large, this may not work. GOOD LUCK!!!

bmarlow001 Posted 8 Aug 2010 , 7:08am
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I am always afraid that more will pop up so I normally will just take the fonant off and re-do it.. have you decorated yet?

tinygoose Posted 8 Aug 2010 , 7:26am
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Yep poke it with a needle, get the air out.

mamawrobin Posted 8 Aug 2010 , 2:02pm
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I agree with the others that say "poke it with a needle".

gingersnapp Posted 10 Aug 2010 , 1:16am
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Thanks everyone! icon_biggrin.gif i need to work on my fondant skills. i always seem to get bubbles on my cakes

step0nmi Posted 10 Aug 2010 , 1:33am
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are you allowing your cakes to settle before covering them with fondant? that means filling them and crumb coasting them and letting it sit for a few hours or even over night...that always helps me cuz then I can fix any bulging before covering with fondant

gingersnapp Posted 10 Aug 2010 , 3:23pm
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i use swiss buttercream for my cakes so when i go to cover my cakes in fondant, the cream smears all over the fondant that i can not remove and re roll. so no i dont think i am letting the cake rest long enough in the fridge before covering it. i will try that next time
thanks

Jess1019 Posted 10 Aug 2010 , 3:42pm
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What I have found helps is after you fill the cake but before crumb coating, take a pease of plastic wrap and lay it on the cake then take an extra cake round and lightly press the cake together (kinda like a sandwich). Work from the middle out. I think it helps to push any air out. Make sure to put the plastic wrap first or the top of your cake will stick to the cake board.

Hope that helps!!!

step0nmi Posted 10 Aug 2010 , 5:25pm
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Jess1019

What I have found helps is after you fill the cake but before crumb coating, take a pease of plastic wrap and lay it on the cake then take an extra cake round and lightly press the cake together (kinda like a sandwich). Work from the middle out. I think it helps to push any air out. Make sure to put the plastic wrap first or the top of your cake will stick to the cake board.

Hope that helps!!!




i've never heard it done this way...but I think I'm going to try this the next time I cover my cake in fondant! thumbs_up.gif

gingersnapp Posted 12 Aug 2010 , 7:54pm
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i will try that too, thanksicon_smile.gif

catlharper Posted 12 Aug 2010 , 8:22pm
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Try leaving your cake out at room temperature after crumbcoating while it's settling. Often a cake will expel air or gas while it's coming to room temp so if you put the fondant on a cold cake you may get bubbles from it.

Cat

JenniferMI Posted 13 Aug 2010 , 1:23am
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I'm sure I'm to late to help....but in the future, take a pin and poke just a few holes here and there, in not so easy to see places. This should solve that from happening again. It did mine.

Jennifer icon_smile.gif

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