Broken "fixed" Cake Under Fondant?

Decorating By CakeIstryByRhea Updated 2 Jun 2014 , 11:53pm by kakeladi

CakeIstryByRhea Posted 2 Jun 2014 , 8:42pm
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AHi there... Ok.. So I think I didn't wait long enough for my cakes to cool and when I took them out of the pans the cakes broke - both along the edges... If I use frosting to "glue" the cake together will it collapse under the fondant???? Any suggestions??? Thank you!!

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mattyeatscakes Posted 2 Jun 2014 , 8:58pm
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AI would use a stiff buttercream and no soft, liquidy fillings like fresh fruits or jam so that the broken cakes on top will not "slide" out of place. And ice the cake with ganache so that it will for sure keep the cakes intact..That's just me though :)

CakeIstryByRhea Posted 2 Jun 2014 , 9:05pm
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AI don't think I have enough time to do a ganache since the cake is due early tomorrow morning.. So a stiff buttercream icing as glue for the broken pieces or all around the cake once I glue it together?? Thanks for your help....

cakebaby2 Posted 2 Jun 2014 , 9:19pm
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Originally Posted by CakeIstryByRhea 

I don't think I have enough time to do a ganache since the cake is due early tomorrow morning.. So a stiff buttercream icing as glue for the broken pieces or all around the cake once I glue it together?? Thanks for your help....

Ganache wont take that long if you have a well chilled cake? It will strengthen it.

kakeladi Posted 2 Jun 2014 , 11:53pm
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..........stiff buttercream icing as glue for the broken pieces or all around the cake once I glue it together??............

 

Yes, *both*.   You don't want the icing to be too stiff but then it can't be too thin either.

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