Chocolate/black Frosting Cracking

Decorating By trishalynn0708 Updated 17 Feb 2012 , 5:40pm by trishalynn0708

trishalynn0708 Posted 17 Feb 2012 , 4:48pm
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Does anyone know how I can fix my cake where my icing has cracked a little... I made a chocolate buttercream and tinted it black to make a road.. But now that it's drying it's sort of getting these crackly lines on top.. It's not that noticeable but I can notice it and don't really like it... Saying that, my whole cake is already decorated so i'm not sure if there is any way to fix it???

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kakeladi Posted 17 Feb 2012 , 5:16pm
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Tell anyone who notices that it's an old road? icon_smile.gif
You can try taking a small spatula and spreading a thin coating of more icing over it. But my past experience shows this probably will be even more noticeable as there might be color changes or it won't be totally smooth. Really at this point it most likely is best to leave it alone. In the future consider this: what makes icing crack is 1) the base board the cake is on is not sturdy enough; use 2 or even 3 boards glued together OR 2) icing is too dry; add some liquid, piping gel or corn syrup to thin it a bit.

trishalynn0708 Posted 17 Feb 2012 , 5:40pm
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Thanks for the tips.. I posted picture's in my album so anyone who comment's can see.... It's not that bad and my husband said it makes it look more like a road but I made it, so I notice everything I did wrong!!!! lol

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