jhorn12 Posted 12 Jan 2013 , 7:57pm
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AWhy did the fondant on a wedding cake I made crack after the cake sat out overnight?

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BakingIrene Posted 12 Jan 2013 , 8:37pm
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We have to play Twenty Questions here

 

What kind of cake

 

Was the cake frozen at any stage

 

How many tiers

 

How high was each tier

 

What kind of filling and undercoat

 

How much time did you take to cover each tier

 

What recipe or brand of fondant

 

How thick was the fondant

 

What kind of internal supports

 

What kind of boards between the tiers

 

Then we can find you a good answer. 

jhorn12 Posted 12 Jan 2013 , 8:47pm
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AIt is a Waac cake, used Ck buttercream and satin ice fondant. Cake is four tiers, but only the second tier cracked. Cake was frozen for three days, defrosted on the counter and was room temperature before frosting. Used Wilton cake dowels, the big plastic ones. I've been making cakes for there years, using the Ck frosting and satin ice fondant and this is the firs time this has happened to me. Fondant is rolled thin and icing Is also thin. All four tiers assembled exactly the same but only tier two cracked. And it is only one crack.

BakingIrene Posted 12 Jan 2013 , 8:50pm
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Only thing I can think is that one of those dowels went down crooked, ever so slightly off true.  Then when you stacked on top of it, it didn't support the weight evenly. The crack would be fairly close to the bad dowel.

Cakechick123 Posted 12 Jan 2013 , 9:03pm
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I agree with Irene, one of your dowels must have moved or was not cut the same size.

 

I had the same thing, luckely it was my daugters birthday cake, when I removed the tier to cut I could clearly see where the top cake pressed into the bottom one and thats exactly where it cracked.

BlakesCakes Posted 12 Jan 2013 , 11:38pm
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Could have also been an air bubble that expanded and exploded before you saw it.  When the fondant goes back in place after being deflated, it'll leave a visible crack.  These cracks aren't usually straight up and down, but a bit more ragged.

 

Rae

jhorn12 Posted 13 Jan 2013 , 3:10am
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AThanks everyone. I am thinking it was probably a dowel. I had someone el se cutting them for me. First time it has happened and first time I didn't cut them my self. Fortunately I was able to cover it and the bride and groom loved the cake. Lesson learned!

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