Cracked Fondant

Decorating By jhorn12 Updated 13 Jan 2013 , 3:10am by jhorn12

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.



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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