What Causes Buttercream Icing To Crack After Icing A Cake?

Decorating By PattyDif Updated 13 May 2012 , 12:52am by PattyDif

PattyDif Posted 13 May 2012 , 12:11am
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After taking my crumbcoated 12 x 18 sheet cake out of the refrigerator to icing and decorate, while transporting to the table, the icing was cracking. I was able to cover it up nicely with icing. I am hoping that after icing and decorating, when I take it back out of the refrigerator tomorrow for the party, that the icing won't crack again.

It is a heavy cake. I used a vanilla cream cheese mousse for the filling. I have it supported under 3 cake boards.

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icer101 Posted 13 May 2012 , 12:24am
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Hi, , here is one thread on this subject. There are many more on it on this site. hth


PattyDif Posted 13 May 2012 , 12:52am
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Thank you icer! It looks like it's a support issue with me. I need more support for the cake. This is my first sheet cake. I'm learning!

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