Plz Help With Bulging Cake When Covered In Fondant

Decorating By ccc1234 Updated 14 Dec 2009 , 5:36am by Tiffany29

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ccc1234 Posted 13 Dec 2009 , 11:47pm
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Hi everyone, Im having problem everytime I cover a cake with fondant I take a few minutes n then I start seeing the bulge of icing that creats ripples on the outside of the fondant. Plz someone tell me what is the trick to having a perfect loving fondant covered cake. Thanks for looking

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milkmaid42 Posted 14 Dec 2009 , 2:03am
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You need to fill your layers, having a good stiff dam. Stack, then cover the cake and let it settle. I generally let mine sit overnight. If a perishable filling, in the refrigerator, if not, then on the counter. The next day I trim the sides, either coat with ganache or crumb coat with B C, spritz lightly with water and apply fondant. Sugarshack (Sharon) has an excellent DVD and I have had no trouble since. Just keep practicing and results will follow. Good luck.

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JanH Posted 14 Dec 2009 , 5:19am
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Just what PP said. icon_smile.gif

Check leah_s post for quick method to achieve "settling":


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Tiffany29 Posted 14 Dec 2009 , 5:36am
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This is what I do.
When I make my dam I make it super thick, almost like play dough. When you touch it it isn't sticky. Pipe the dam, fill then stack. Put a piece of plastic wrap on top of cake.Then put my cake pan on cake and put a can of veggies or something to weigh it down a little. I leave it over night. That should help with the bulging.

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