What To Do If Butter Cream Softens ..

Decorating By brugge220 Updated 24 Jan 2013 , 6:46am by brugge220

brugge220 Posted 23 Jan 2013 , 2:05am
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I covered a cake in butter cream then refrigerated before covering in fondant. However, as we all know you should never refrigerate a cake already covered in fondant. So my  question is, what can I do if the butter cream softens when the cake is not refrigerated and the fondant becomes uneven where it appears that the butter cream has slipped under the fondant ? 

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ShelbyLyn Posted 23 Jan 2013 , 2:34am
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AThe only two suggestions i have are for you to take the fondant off and start over, or leave it on and pray. If you used a stiff buttercream you should be fine.

AnnieCahill Posted 23 Jan 2013 , 3:09am
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you should never refrigerate a cake already covered in fondant


This isn't true at all.  Many people refrigerate their fondant cakes with no issues.  The condensation that develops on the fondant will evaporate.  You just have to take care not to touch it when it comes out of the fridge.  You can do a search and see that tons of people refrigerate their fondant-decorated cakes, and I am one of them.

DeniseNH Posted 23 Jan 2013 , 3:19am
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I agree.  I always refrigerate my fondant covered cakes and your icing underneath shouldn't slip because it should be thinly applied.

brugge220 Posted 23 Jan 2013 , 3:24am
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Thanks for this ... When you say "stiff butter cream" what do you mean ??

AZCouture Posted 23 Jan 2013 , 6:07am
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I always refrigerate my cakes, every single time, all the way up until it's time for delivery (or sit it out for a bit). 

AZCouture Posted 23 Jan 2013 , 6:09am
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And....I put a thick layer of BC under the fondant too. I would expect my customers that get fondant would appreciate the same amount of BC as a non fondant covered cake. 

ShelbyLyn Posted 24 Jan 2013 , 3:31am
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Depending on the amount of water or milk you use in your BC it will be soft (runny is an extreme example, falling out of your pastry bag) or almost no water/milk makes stiff, hard BC. Too stiff is hard to pipe. HTH

brugge220 Posted 24 Jan 2013 , 6:46am
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AThanks guys for all your help

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