I am a newbie to cake decorating and I am taking a cake decorating course. I made my first fruit cake 3 weeks ago and iced it. I opened the box today there is a brown syrup that has leaked from the cake all over the board. I don't know what to do to stop it leaking, what has caused the leak and how to tell whether the cake is still edible.
Once I made the cake, I put the cake on a board the size of the cake, covered the cake in sieved boiled apricot jam and covered it in marzipan. I then brushed the marzipan with brandy and covered that in fondant. I then covered a larger board and placed the cake on that.
Can anyone help?