Cracking Bc

Decorating By donyell Updated 8 Apr 2008 , 8:55pm by plbennett_8

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donyell Posted 8 Apr 2008 , 7:38pm
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I have problems with my BC cracking when I move it(sheet cakes). I have doubled my boards but still I have cracking. I use the wilton BC recipe with a little butter added for flavor. If you have any suggestions please let me know. I'm even willing to try a new BC recipe.

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awolf24 Posted 8 Apr 2008 , 7:52pm
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I've heard that you can add a little vinegar and that helps the cracking (small amt. - like 1 tsp per batch). There is so much sugar that you won't taste it.

But I think that the issue is still your board. Even a double board is sometimes not enough support for a sheet cake. Any give at all can cause cracks. I would try foam core for your boards or even masonite - something more sturdy than just cardboard.

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aggiecakes Posted 8 Apr 2008 , 7:56pm
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I had the same problem and tried using vinegar and it did help slightly, but what i found most helpful was using a heavy duty board. I generally use a regular cakeboard and then place the cakeboard on a white cutting board for that extra support. I carry just about every cake on that cutting board and that keeps my bc from cracking.

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plbennett_8 Posted 8 Apr 2008 , 8:55pm
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Try the 1/2" foam core.

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