Why Is My Fondant Doing This? ! Help!

Decorating By minicoopermel Updated 21 Feb 2015 , 11:49am by mmhassa2

minicoopermel Posted 5 Feb 2015 , 10:57pm
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A[IMG]http://www.cakecentral.com/content/type/61/id/3327678/width/200/height/400[/IMG][IMG]http://www.cakecentral.com/content/type/61/id/3327680/width/200/height/400[/IMG] I've never had this problem before. .. what am i doing wrong? Its like my buttercream slides down or something. Ughhh

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cai0311 Posted 6 Feb 2015 , 9:28pm
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AThe buttercream dam is starting to be pushed out. This can happen for several reasons... The cake didn't finish to settle before the fondant was put on it The fondant is a bit thicker than usual - which means it weighs more than usual - and the weight is pushing the buttercream out The top of the cake is resting a bit too much on the bottom tier (maybe supports are too short) causing additional weight on the bottom tier making the buttercream dam ooze

I have quit using buttercream under fondant covered cakes. I now use white chocolate ganache and this never happens.

minicoopermel Posted 7 Feb 2015 , 12:04am
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Original message sent by cai0311

The buttercream dam is starting to be pushed out. This can happen for several reasons... The cake didn't finish to settle before the fondant was put on it The fondant is a bit thicker than usual - which means it weighs more than usual - and the weight is pushing the buttercream out The top of the cake is resting a bit too much on the bottom tier (maybe supports are too short) causing additional weight on the bottom tier making the buttercream dam ooze

I have quit using buttercream under fondant covered cakes. I now use white chocolate ganache and this never happens.

Wow really!! :) hmm I'll have to look up recipes for that instead of buttercream.

mmhassa2 Posted 21 Feb 2015 , 11:49am
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I use swiss meringue buttercream for all my cakes and dont have the issue. I do agree about proper support but also once I add the frosting between layers I let it harden in the fridge for approx 10 mins and then add the top cake and then push it down firmly and then use a bench scraper for anything that comes out. Really helps each layer become well settled.

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