I made a cake with dried SI flowers on it for a customer and I had a few left over. So I used one for a cake for my family at home. We did not eat the flower the same day I attached it to the cake - iced in BC.
The next evening when we went for another piece of cake the flower had literally melted. It was on the edge of the peice and had dripped down the side!?
I am new to SI, is this common? I live in FL but the cake was in the house on the counter the whole time. Does the grease from BC break down SI? is that what caused it? If so how long will SI last on BC before this occurs? This is my 1st time using SI and I sold the cake to a customer, I hope she didn't have any problems.
i've had regular fondant flowers "melt" onto a dummy cake. It was humid and hot. Even my gumpaste dummy teapot lost the curl in the handle. It used to be shaped like a question mark, now its a crooked exclamation mark.
We had the cake lightly covered with plastic wrap, Do you think the moisture from the cake got to it?
I once made cupcakes for a wedding and made fondant hearts fjor each cupcake and the drooped once I closed the covers on the cupcake carriers. I believe the fondant asborbed the moisture so I dont cover it anymore with anything but paper towel.
I had marshmallow fondant droop once from the heat. I had also used a little water and pearl dust too though. So I just figured it was between the heat in the car (just on the drive with the AC - I wasnt silly enough to leave it in the hot car) and the extra moisture from the water. I wonder if I could have used vodka instead, or if the heat was the major factor.
mmgiles--Never use water on fondant unless you are glue another piece of fondant to it. Fondant isnt water based. You can use Vodka. I use lemon extract. You can also use pipng gel as glue on fondant pieces.
I put a satin ice covered cake in a cake carrier and kept it shut over night and it did the same thing...kinda melted and drooped. The moisture was too much for it and it broke down.
Now I cover fondant cakes with wax paper draped over it loosely in layers with the bottom of cake in a cake box to protect it.
thanks everyone, I am glad I learned this now on my own cake and not a customers cake that I spent hours on.