Sticky Fondant

Baking By jomo70 Updated 22 Jul 2012 , 2:45pm by ApelilaRains

jomo70 Posted 18 Jul 2012 , 6:27pm
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I'm making a xbox 360 cake with controller, the main cake is fine, but my controller is not going well. It is make out of cake which I put in the freezer before I covered it in fondant, however the fondant has gone really really sticky, is there any thing I can do ? I have finished it and I'm praying that it will dry over night...Many thanks Jo

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ApelilaRains Posted 18 Jul 2012 , 11:37pm
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Hi Jo. I would save time by making the controller out of rkt (rice krispy treats). Unfortunately freezing the cake then covering with fondant will cause condensation that will make your fondant sticky. If you still want to continue with a cake controller, I would recommend to ice the controller with chocolate ganache. The chocolate will harden and make it easier to cover.

Let me know how it goes.

cakecraving Posted 19 Jul 2012 , 4:51pm
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I agree RKT would have been easier. Is the cake covered in homemade fondant or store bought fondant

jomo70 Posted 19 Jul 2012 , 8:03pm
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Many thanks for your replies.... I was going to try RKT, but after reading many posts on here i thought they would be too dificult!! maybe I should have just been brave and given it a go. Anyway the fondant wasn't so sticky the next day, even though its not a great smooth finish, but I have run out of time....will try next time.....any tips you can give me re RKT would be fantastic! many thanks

ApelilaRains Posted 19 Jul 2012 , 8:17pm
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Well good luck, hope it turns out well!

In regards to RKT, I can mold with my hand and it's easier (to me) to shape it, however try to compress the RKT as much as possible. I would use icing and smear over the RKT then my fondant OR if your RKT is smooth enough you can just apply a thick layer of fondant. If you use a thinner layer without the icing, it'll come out bumpy.

Take some photos, would love to see your creation!

jomo70 Posted 20 Jul 2012 , 6:51pm
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Thanks for that, looking forward to trying RKT now!

As for my creation, I feel a bit embarrassed to put a picture up after looking at all your wonderful cakes, because the xbox was black it showed every mark and lump!

DianeLM Posted 20 Jul 2012 , 6:55pm
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The fondant will definitely dry overnight. In the future, give your cake just a quick freeze - no longer than 30-40 minutes - so just the outside firms up, but the inside stays room temp. The condensation will evaporate much faster that way.

jomo70 Posted 21 Jul 2012 , 7:34pm
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Will NOT put my cake in the freezer again...another lesson learnt!!

Have uploaded my cake now, if you needed a

ApelilaRains Posted 22 Jul 2012 , 2:45pm
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Jomo70, your cake turned out great, not sure why you beat yourself up!

Awesome job!!!

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