Fondant To Sticky After Applying On Cake

Decorating By psayegh Updated 4 Nov 2012 , 9:44am by AZCouture

psayegh Posted 3 Nov 2012 , 10:34pm
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AI have a question I'm using buttercream to cover my cakes I make themsmoth and level and I keep them in the refrigerator over night before applying the fondant .

My problem is when I cover the cake with the fondant the fondant becomes soo sticky that I can not use the smoother to make them flat ,they will stick on it .Why is this happening ??

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Oboeplayer Posted 3 Nov 2012 , 11:40pm
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AI think your fondant may be sticky due to condensation if you are covering it straight out if the fridge. If you have your cake at room temperature and then put it in fridge for just a few minutes to firm up buttercream before applying fondant, rather than cold all through, it should solve the problem.

psayegh Posted 4 Nov 2012 , 2:35am
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AThanks for the reply ,but can I get sharp edges just by putting in the cake a few minutes in the refrigerator?

Oboeplayer Posted 4 Nov 2012 , 9:43am
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ATry about 10 minutes and feel if it is firm enough. The idea is to chill it long enough to firm the buttercream but not so long that the cake is thoroughly cold all through.

AZCouture Posted 4 Nov 2012 , 9:44am
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Freezer for like 20 minutes.

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