Please Please Please Help!!!!

Decorating By uniquecreations Updated 27 Nov 2010 , 8:38pm by uniquecreations

uniquecreations Posted 27 Nov 2010 , 2:40pm
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I have a wedding cake to deliver in 2 hours and the butter from the buttercream is running and the cake was kept cool what can I do somebody please HELP!!!!!!!!! I had wax paper around the cake so that the ribbon would not get greasy was that the problem I have never had this happen before!!!

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-K8memphis Posted 27 Nov 2010 , 2:45pm
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Toss your refrigerator and get the cake in there stat!

-K8memphis Posted 27 Nov 2010 , 2:46pm
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Butter melts at like 90ish degrees--is there a filling making the buttercream weird?

-K8memphis Posted 27 Nov 2010 , 2:55pm
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Turn the frige to the coldest and don't open the door!
And come tell us what's in the cake.

-K8memphis Posted 27 Nov 2010 , 3:40pm
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So how we doing?

uniquecreations Posted 27 Nov 2010 , 3:47pm
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I took off all the wax paper it was only running where the wax paper was I think it was that the filling is strawberry preserves I am going to get it cold I am so upset I hope this will not do this when it gets to the venue my house was less than 69 degrees last night tha's why I dont understand it the only thing that I can think it was the wasx paper. So I will give you all an update before I leave THanks !!!!!!!!

uniquecreations Posted 27 Nov 2010 , 4:00pm
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The buttercream that I use was Edna buttercream it has equal amounts if butter and shortening as I stated I use this buttercream all the time and have used ribbon on the cakes so it had to be the wax paper. I just pray that it will remain hard and not do that when they cut the cake

-K8memphis Posted 27 Nov 2010 , 4:01pm
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Did you properly dam the filling? A dam is a circle of buttercream surrounding the filling. So this circle of buttercream creates an inner barrier between the filling and the buttercream that is applied to the outside of the cake.

I can't understand the butter melting due to waxed paper. Very strange. Does the waxed paper cover where there's filling inside?

I would delay the delivery as long as possible. To get the cake as cold as possible and to delay the eventual warm up to room temp.

Hate that you're having this problem.

I checked your photos--you are well versed in tier cake--you have many many lovely creations.

Me, I would also deliver in a sealed corrugated box. This will insultate the cake from humidity and keep it at a more constant temp during delivery.

If you get the cake on premise you can delay setting up till as late as possible too. That way--they know the cake is there so they are not freaking and you can set up as last minute as possible.

Thoughts & hugs for you.

uniquecreations Posted 27 Nov 2010 , 4:02pm
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I didnt mean to say hard but remain stable that the butter will not do that

-K8memphis Posted 27 Nov 2010 , 4:04pm
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I mean I know you have a wicked issue there but I mean waxed paper does not melt butter. Heat melts butter. Or a filling could make the buttercream go weird.

-K8memphis Posted 27 Nov 2010 , 4:06pm
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Oh God I wanna drive over there and help you.

-K8memphis Posted 27 Nov 2010 , 4:07pm
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Define 'melting'.

mareg Posted 27 Nov 2010 , 4:16pm
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By now your delivering the cake. Wishing you good luck!!

-K8memphis Posted 27 Nov 2010 , 4:18pm
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Quote:
Originally Posted by uniquecreations

I took off all the wax paper it was only running where the wax paper was I think it was that the filling is strawberry preserves




While you still have a little time--determine if you need to scrape out a deeper section of buttercream where the filling sits and refill that area with more buttercream to create a barrier so the problem stops.

Around the edge of each tier you want to have a sandwich of:

butter cream
cake
buttercream

not

cake
filling
cake

Filling is centered --should not extend to the edge of the cake.

Then all that gets covered around the sides with buttercream. See the difference?
You cool?

-K8memphis Posted 27 Nov 2010 , 4:19pm
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Originally Posted by mareg

By now your fivering the cake. Wishing you good luck!!




What's fivering?

-K8memphis Posted 27 Nov 2010 , 4:23pm
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Quote:
Originally Posted by -K8memphis

Quote:
Originally Posted by mareg

By now your fivering the cake. Wishing you good luck!!



What's fivering?




Delivering!! Of course!! Fingers on the wrong keys. icon_lol.gif

uniquecreations Posted 27 Nov 2010 , 4:37pm
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I am going out the door cake looks fine now but I did have a dam around my filling then another dam in where the layers seperate like sugar shack does on her video. I fill my cake like that all the time. When I took the wax paper off it was just melted butter where the wax paper was it was not oing that anywhere else except where the wax paper was go figure!! Thanks for all of your help I will let you know how everything went later

-K8memphis Posted 27 Nov 2010 , 4:45pm
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whew--

Go Unique! Go Unique!

mareg Posted 27 Nov 2010 , 5:01pm
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icon_redface.gif sorry typo. Supposed to say delivering. I did this from my iPod.

mareg Posted 27 Nov 2010 , 5:02pm
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Good luck!!!!

-K8memphis Posted 27 Nov 2010 , 5:02pm
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Quote:
Originally Posted by mareg

icon_redface.gif sorry typo. Supposed to say delivering. I did this from my iPod.




No worry--I'm fluent in typos 'cause I make so many
I have to proofread at least twice. icon_lol.gif

And there's still bunches leftover!!!! icon_lol.gif

Stephy42088 Posted 27 Nov 2010 , 5:18pm
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I hope it all went well!! I've actually had a bad experience working with wax paper though before too so now I just use parchment paper, its like the waxy stuff on the wax paper melts when it comes into contact with something with moisture so it gets all yucky...but it doesn't happen all the time....its WEIRD! lol but i recommend using parchment paper for everything, I love the stuff. Good luck! I hope all goes well!

mareg Posted 27 Nov 2010 , 5:48pm
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Lol. Yeah and it dosen't help when itouch "corrects" them for you! Lol

mareg Posted 27 Nov 2010 , 5:50pm
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Wow. I know now not to use wax paper!

uniquecreations Posted 27 Nov 2010 , 8:38pm
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well I am back from the delivery you can read the post under the title "Well I'm Back From The Delivery!!!!

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