Help! My Cake Is Swetting!

Decorating By flowerpower1 Updated 7 Sep 2009 , 3:11pm by flowerpower1

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flowerpower1 Posted 7 Sep 2009 , 1:01pm
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Hi, I need help. My cake is swetting. how can I save a cake that´s already swetting? Can I put it in the freezer or will this only make it worse, when I defrost it?


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Moniquea Posted 7 Sep 2009 , 1:37pm
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The freezer will only make it worse! I'm afraid it would melt entirely...

You can try a good coating of powdered sugar and maybe some cornstarch. When it happened to me this worked like a sponge against the sweating until the cake got to room temp. but just a little sugar looked like a stain, I had to use a lot and then a good medium soft brush to wipe off the excess. The middle still sweat a little but it was enough for deliver and design.

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CakeMommyTX Posted 7 Sep 2009 , 2:02pm
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Was it refrigerated ? Sometimes my cakes sweat if I refrigerate them fully decorated (fondant the worst) I just let them sit until the moisture evaporates and they look fine.

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Doug Posted 7 Sep 2009 , 2:10pm
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if refrigerated: a small fan blowing gently will whisk the wet away and help get it to room temp faster --- or if have a ceiling fan directly above a table, put ceiling fan on "down", crank up to top speed and set cake under it.


for future reference: before refrigerating a cake, place in cake box and seal the box very well. leave cake in box when it comes out of fridge. Moisture will condense on box and not on cake.

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flowerpower1 Posted 7 Sep 2009 , 3:11pm
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Yes, it was refrigerated. So, the best thing is to take it out and let it reach roomtemperature?

thank you all for your tips! thumbs_up.gif

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