A couple weeks ago I made my own wedding cake and I used the SPS system and Satin Ice fondant...I get the cake put together at my house to make sure everything looked ok and then took it apart to transport it...I left it over night on the counter and the next morning the bottom 2 tiers were very wrinkly looking and bulging terribly. Of course I got aggravated and stripped off the fondant and tried again...It looked fine that morning but by the time the wedding started it was bulging again and the fondant looked terrible. When I fill my cakes I always try to put a little pressure on the top layer just to rush the settling I guess and make sure its not going to bulge.
I have read threads talking about letting the cakes rest and settle before covering in fondant. As soon as I bake the cakes a couple days before decorating I wrap them in saran wrap and let them sit out..The day I start to decorate is when I fill and ice them then cover in fondant..Does resting mean filling the cake, and icing it then letting it sit out? If so, how would your cake stay fresh, or do you need to cover it?
When I fill my cakes I don't use a lot of filling at all, I try bare minimum to prevent bulging and I also create a dam before filling..
Next...does anyone have issues with Satin Ice being too soft and getting wrinkled like that? I rolled it out even thicker the second time and it still looked terrible... Here is a picture at the bottom to see this catastrophe...help
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