Large Air Bubble In Under The Fondant!

Decorating By Tickled_Pink Updated 29 Oct 2011 , 3:22pm by Tickled_Pink

Tickled_Pink Posted 28 Oct 2011 , 9:01pm
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Has this happened to you? This is a first for me after many many cakes. Not sure what happened this time. Maybe a trapped air bubble in the filling? I refrigerate my cakes after they are baked, cooled and wrapped in plastic. The next day I tort and fill. I chill the tiers in the fridge as I work. Covered it in fondant and chilled again as per usual.

This time when I had it out to decorate a very large air bubble between the buttercream and fondant appeared after about an hour or so. I pierced it with a pin and it deflated a bit, but I had to cover the area with a flower.

Any suggestions on what might have happened? Thanks in advance.

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shanter Posted 28 Oct 2011 , 9:45pm
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There is a thread about this but of course I can't find it because of problems with the search function. I think someone said they could fix the problem by sticking something (like maybe a coffee stirrer) in through the fondant, sucking the air out, and smoothing over the hole. I think if you had a hypodermic with needle, you could do the same thing and even have a smaller hole to fix.

I hope someone else finds the thread and posts it.

Tickled_Pink Posted 28 Oct 2011 , 9:54pm
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ahhh. interesting. I looked too and didnt see the post. Good advice. thanks!

cakegirl1973 Posted 28 Oct 2011 , 10:00pm
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You can use a sterile needle to poke a hole in the bubble and let the air out. Works like a charm!

shanter Posted 28 Oct 2011 , 10:34pm
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Ah.....finally found the one I was thinking of:
http://cakecentral.com/cake-decorating-ftopict-731609-farts.html

Tickled_Pink Posted 29 Oct 2011 , 3:22pm
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Ah great! Thanks SO much!

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