Help...fondant Ripples??

Decorating By jstan Updated 12 Oct 2011 , 7:53pm by KoryAK

jstan Posted 12 Oct 2011 , 3:42pm
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I just covered a soon to be wedding cake...well maybe not if I can't fix it. So anyway I have ripples on the sides of the cake, I used "the Mat" like I always do and I usually see very faint ripples that my husband says only I can see. OMG I can see these from a mile away. Any solutions or tips to help so I won't ruin the brides day with ugly cake....PLEASE I can't add a picture I dont know how I wish I could

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KoryAK Posted 12 Oct 2011 , 4:08pm
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Is it because of The Mat? Can you try NOT using it and see what happens? (Haven't used the product myself)

Are you using a fondant smoother once you get the fondant on the cake? If not, this should help take them out.

jstan Posted 12 Oct 2011 , 4:14pm
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the cake is a14,10,6 I covered the 14 with the mat(sweetwise) then the 10 just regular and it did the same thing....My cakes were frozen then I took them out and filled and blanked(crumb)coated them. I coat it pretty thin so I can see the sides of the cake almost coming through. Am I not putting enough buttercream? My cakes are 4 layers torted. Thicker fondant? Sometimes when I used thicker it cracks on me. I am useing homemade MMF.... HELP

KoryAK Posted 12 Oct 2011 , 5:00pm
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Do you think the ripples are the separate cake and filling layer outlines? I put a full coating of buttercream under my fondant and chill before covering - zero problems in this arena.

cheatize Posted 12 Oct 2011 , 5:27pm
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Horizontal or vertical ripples?

jstan Posted 12 Oct 2011 , 5:50pm
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vertical ripples I wish I knew how to post a picutre ..its like the filling is buldging out should I try to take it off or can I put another layer on???

carmijok Posted 12 Oct 2011 , 6:49pm
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Originally Posted by jstan

I just covered a soon to be wedding cake...well maybe not if I can't fix it. So anyway I have ripples on the sides of the cake, I used "the Mat" like I always do and I usually see very faint ripples that my husband says only I can see. OMG I can see these from a mile away. Any solutions or tips to help so I won't ruin the brides day with ugly cake....PLEASE I can't add a picture I dont know how I wish I could




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leah_s Posted 12 Oct 2011 , 7:34pm
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[quote="jstan"]vertical ripples I wish I knew how to post a picutre ..its like the filling is buldging out should I try to take it off or can I put another layer on???[/quote]

I'm confused. The filling bulging out would make horizntal ripples.

It does sound like you're not using nearly enough bc under the fondant.

jstan Posted 12 Oct 2011 , 7:35pm
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Image I hope this works this is what my cake looks like

jstan Posted 12 Oct 2011 , 7:46pm
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sorry I meant to say horizontal I have been going back and forth from the computer and my kitchen

KoryAK Posted 12 Oct 2011 , 7:53pm
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Let the cake settle before you ice it, ice with more buttercream, and get it cold before fondant.

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