Can Heat Affect The Taste

Decorating By susgene Updated 11 Aug 2008 , 3:24pm by grama_j

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susgene Posted 10 Aug 2008 , 11:34pm
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Can heat affect the taste of fondant?

Been making cakes for quite a while without a single complaint. Last week made a cake using DH cake mix, buttercream icing (Wilton crisco-only recipe), and Satin Ice fondant. The cake tasted great as usual, I tasted the buttercream (normal), and I always use Satin Ice because it's always great. Customer came in saying the fondant tasted "mediciny". I came home and tasted the fondant. It was the normal yummy flavor. I used the blue and red precolored. They tasted just fine.

Could it be because she put the cake in her trunk for an hour driving home on a hot day? She's used to my fondant covered cakes so she knows what fondant tastes like...

Any clue anyone?


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peg818 Posted 11 Aug 2008 , 2:22pm
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If she put the cake in the hot trunk for an hour drive, its a wonder she had a cake left to serve. But yes i would say that could do the trick.

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jibbies Posted 11 Aug 2008 , 2:31pm
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Maybe due to the heat in her trunk it picked up a taste from things that have been in the trunk previously.


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liapsim Posted 11 Aug 2008 , 2:45pm
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Well, it is possible for the exhaust from her car to come into the trunk, soooooo she might have just been eating a carbon monoxide cake!

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Gingoodies Posted 11 Aug 2008 , 2:54pm
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It can also depend on what she was eating/drinking right before she tasted the cake. Lots of folks don't realize one flavor can affect another.

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grama_j Posted 11 Aug 2008 , 3:24pm
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I'm thinking it picked up the odors from the trunk......

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