Soaking Wet Fruit Cake?

Decorating By cardicard Updated 28 Sep 2010 , 1:25am by JanH

cardicard Posted 27 Sep 2010 , 5:21pm
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I made a 12 inch fruit cake 3 months ago, I stored it wrapped in grease proof paper and in a cake box.
Last week I covered it in marzipan and just put it in the box not covered, but with the lid on.
When I got it out today to cover in fondant it was soaking wet.
I used delia smiths xmas cake recipe and added brandy exactly as the recipie stated. Has anybody any idea why this has happened?
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JanH Posted 28 Sep 2010 , 1:25am
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The (excess) moisture in the fruitcake from the brandy wash, softened the marzipan because there was no air circulation.

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