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HELLLPPPP! My fondant has bobbled over night

post #1 of 12
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Help help. What has happened?

Ive covered my cake and done all the decoration and come down this morning to find that its all bobbled.
Ive got an awful feeling im going to have to redo the top of the cake?!? Plus ive managed to put a hole in the top ....grrrrr

Looking at the pic the cake looks awful, looks a lot better in person...honest.
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post #2 of 12
How odd.

Have you tried using a smoother on the 'bobbled' bits? Try that first.
post #3 of 12
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Yeah i went to do that but the icing has dried so if i attempt to touch it or smooth it, it just wants to crack.
I've had this happen before so it must be the heating. (We've got loads of snow here)
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post #4 of 12
Try aiming a warm blow dryer (not too close) but over the areas that are rippled. The warmth of the dryer may be all that you need to smooth those out.

That's a cool cake btw!
post #5 of 12
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oooh i hadnt thought of that. Thank you.
You think the cake is ok? I really nervous to hand this one over. So many things have gone wrong with it!
Its too late to start again too!
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post #6 of 12
It's a super cake! Fixing the hole is easy. Water down some fondant until you get a "gunk" and smooth over the hole. You may need to do this in a few layers, but you will eventually get a seamless covering.

I agree with dkelly re the bumps. You need to warm the cake up enough to make the fondant flexible again but not so much that it gets sticky! I'd try a hairdryer too.
post #7 of 12
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Thank you both!

I ended up re laying the top in the end. But ive filled some cracks ive found around the outside using the watered down fondant...so far so good!

oh how do you get rid of icing marks?
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post #8 of 12
Did you use alot of butterceme under the fondant?
post #9 of 12
You can also use a little Crisco to go over it and smooth it out. This technique also helps with cracks.

How much bc did you have under the fondant?
post #10 of 12
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Originally Posted by dkelly

Try aiming a warm blow dryer (not too close) but over the areas that are rippled. The warmth of the dryer may be all that you need to smooth those out.

That's a cool cake btw!



Leave it to a salon owner to think of that! icon_lol.gif
post #11 of 12
I've had luck spritzing with water to try to 'fix' fondant. Don't know if that will work in this case?? Good luck. Cute cake icon_smile.gif
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post #12 of 12
Wow that happened to me once and I believe what had happen was that my cake wasn't rested enough and I covered it too quick (with fondant) and got some kind of condensation on the top. (it wasn't cool enough) It was for my little brother (one of those just because cakes) SO I left it as is.

But you learn from your mistakes icon_cry.gif (hasn't happen anymore)


Your cake looks great though !!!
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