jem2131 Posted 16 Dec 2011 , 1:44am

HELLO ALL icon_smile.gif

OK SO LET ME START OFF BY SAYING THAT I'VE COVERED CAKES AND NEVER HAD THIS PROBLEM. MY LAST TWO CAKES HAVE HAD A AIR BUBBLE THAT OCCURRED UNDER THE FONDANT AFTER I COVERED THE CAKE WITH THE FONDANT.. CAN SOMEONE EXPLAIN WHY DOES THIS HAPPEN AND HOW I CAN AVOID THIS .. HOPE YOU GUYS KNOW THE ANSWER TO MY QUESTION. THANK YOU ALL IN ADVANCE !!

HERE ARE PICS OF BOTH OF THE CAKES THIS HAS HAPPEN TO:

http://cakecentral.com/gallery/2199093/


http://cakecentral.com/gallery/2227902/

5 replies
leah_s Posted 16 Dec 2011 , 1:52am

1. You may not be letting your cakes settle.

2. You may not be running your kinife along the bottom edge to break the seal between the icing and the board.

3. Typing in all caps is the written equivalent of screaming at us.

melanie-1221 Posted 16 Dec 2011 , 2:01am

Do you chill your cakes before applying fondant?
I know that as they warm, the cake releases air and can cause bubbles under the fondant. This is what was happening to me last summer.
When I get a bubble I use a sterilized very fine needle and at a 45 degree angle poke a hole, then smooth back over it with my smoother.
I hope this helps.

jem2131 Posted 16 Dec 2011 , 4:46am

thank you all for replying back so quickly.. I do chill my cakes before apply fondant . so i will def let my cake get to room temp before doing this again.. thank you again soo much icon_smile.gif

molly_36 Posted 16 Dec 2011 , 5:17am
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3. Typing in all caps is the written equivalent of screaming at us.





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kickasskakes Posted 16 Dec 2011 , 5:33am

also if you buff or rub the fondant too much this can cause the fondant to stretch, so buff the surface lightly to smooth

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