Help! Buttercream Is Cracking

Decorating By jessicakes63 Updated 20 Aug 2011 , 11:12pm by jjcakes

jessicakes63 Posted 20 Aug 2011 , 12:28pm
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This cake is to be picked up in about 3 hours....the black buttercream in the "2" is cracking.....does anyone know how I might fix it? Thanks!

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jessicakes63 Posted 20 Aug 2011 , 12:31pm
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Dont know why I'm having so much trouble with attachment.....trying again.

jessicakes63 Posted 20 Aug 2011 , 12:33pm
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I finally got it to upload to my photos (as bad as I hated to with that crack in it! icon_redface.gif Anyway, anyone that can help me?

poohsmomma Posted 20 Aug 2011 , 12:42pm
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Buttercream will crack if the cake board is not strong enough. If the board bends even the slightest fraction, the icing will crack. Could this be your problem?
I use 1/2" foam core to prevent this.

jessicakes63 Posted 20 Aug 2011 , 12:47pm
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Probably so, it cracked after I moved it.....I have double foam boards under it....I think they are each 1/8 in making it 1/4 total......do you know how to repair the buttercream?

costumeczar Posted 20 Aug 2011 , 1:10pm
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With it right in the middle there's not a great way to fix it totally undetected...If it's cold you can put some more black on the crack and try to cover it, but it will still be visible.

jjcakes Posted 20 Aug 2011 , 11:12pm
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Just wanted to say I think it still looks great even with the crack! Makes it look even more like a road imo.

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