Fondant Cracked

Decorating By Rae9 Updated 2 Jul 2011 , 7:37pm by pastrygirls

Rae9 Posted 2 Jul 2011 , 6:42pm
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I did a two tiered fondant covered round cake and top tier white and bottom tier green. The top tier turned out good but the bottom tier cracked in several spots. I put both of the cakes in the freezer to harden the buttercream before I put the fondant on, is it possible that the cake was too cool and that caused it to crack? I used the same fondant on both the only difference being that the bottom was colored green.

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cs_confections Posted 2 Jul 2011 , 7:18pm
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What brand or recipe of fondant did you use? Sometimes just coloring the fondant will make it more prone to cracking, especially darker colors.

Rae9 Posted 2 Jul 2011 , 7:26pm
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Originally Posted by cs_confections

What brand or recipe of fondant did you use? Sometimes just coloring the fondant will make it more prone to cracking, especially darker colors.



I used the Wilton Brand fondant

pastrygirls Posted 2 Jul 2011 , 7:37pm
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you can add shortening to fondant to make it softer and easier to cover the cakes. helps the cracking issues. the amount of color you add also effects the consistency, so the darker the color, the more coloring you have to add, it makes the fondant loose it's stability and it can crack.

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