How Do I Prevent Cracks When I Stack Fondant Cakes?

Decorating By cakegirl1973 Updated 25 Oct 2010 , 5:00am by cakegirl1973

cakegirl1973 Posted 25 Oct 2010 , 3:01am
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Hello-- Today when I stacked a 4-tier fondant cake, there appeared several large cracks on the top sides on two of the cakes. icon_cry.gif Since the fondant was hard, all I could do was try to disguise the cracks with my fondant cut-outs. How can I prevent this from happening? Also, any suggestions of how to "fix" this when it happens would be appreciated! Thanks so much--I have learned soooo much from you all!

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DianeLM Posted 25 Oct 2010 , 3:10am
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Sounds like you're cutting your dowels too short. When you place a tier on top, it pushes down on the fondant below it, causing it to crack. Your dowels should be level with the top of your fondant.

leah_s Posted 25 Oct 2010 , 3:26am
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When it happens and you have to fix it on the fly, melt some of the fondant in a bit a water to make a paste. I use the edge of an Xacto knife to smooth it on the crack.

cakegirl1973 Posted 25 Oct 2010 , 5:00am
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Thank you!! icon_smile.gif

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