Decorating By Amanda19811980 Updated 22 Feb 2011 , 4:19pm by debbief

Amanda19811980 Posted 22 Feb 2011 , 1:25pm
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Why does my cakes always sag after I put fondant on them??? it just looks sloppy! What am I doing wrong?? Help!!!! icon_cry.gif

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cakegirl1973 Posted 22 Feb 2011 , 1:48pm
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Because fondant is heavier than icing, you need to have a sturdier cake to withstand the weight. If you use a box mix, I suggest that you try a cake extender/WASC recipe. If you are a scratch baker, you should look for a recipe where the crumb is a little more dense. HTH

debbief Posted 22 Feb 2011 , 4:19pm
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Also using ganache under fondant works well. It firms up better than icing and can hold the weight better. Maybe try rolling your fondant thinner as well.

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