Why Does The Fondant Keep Bubbling?!

Decorating By Spectra Updated 11 Jun 2010 , 5:56pm by Spectra

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Spectra Posted 11 Jun 2010 , 3:39pm
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UGH! I'm getting so frustrated! I did two cakes this week. One turned out perfect, no bubbles, nothing. The other, well I put the fondant on yesterday and opened the box today to start putting decorations on and it's got like this buldge. First I thought it was air, but when I "pop" it I found it was icing coming through. It wasn't where the filling was either.

So I'm trying to figure out if I'm using too much icing and/or if my problem is that I use half shortening / half butter for the icing. I'm wondering if I should use straight up shortening icing for directly under the fondant. Even though it's not hot in here at all... I just can't figure it out.

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SunshineSally Posted 11 Jun 2010 , 3:53pm
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I hope someone can answer this! I had the exact same thing happen to me last week. Covered the cake with fondant before I went to bed, got up to put decorations on and there was a HUGE bubble in the fondant, not near the filling either. I wanted to cry because I thought I was ahead of schedule!!!! icon_cry.gif

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msulli10 Posted 11 Jun 2010 , 4:08pm
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Did you put the fondant on a cold cake? That could make the fondant bubble.

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Spectra Posted 11 Jun 2010 , 4:21pm
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I did! I always put it in the fridge after I ice it, so the icing is nice and hard, then take it out, brush it with some piping gel and put the fondant on top. Is this my problem??

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catlharper Posted 11 Jun 2010 , 5:27pm
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Fondant needs to be put onto a room temperature cake, any chill and you can get air bubbles. I always freeze my cakes so when I take them out of the freezer I fill and crumbcoat and then let the cake sit and settle for two hours, at least, longer if I can. This brings the cake up to room temp as well as lets any filling that is going to sploosh out do it's thing so I can smooth it down before putting on the fondant. The only time I've ended up with bubbles is when I have rushed this process. HTH! Cat

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Spectra Posted 11 Jun 2010 , 5:56pm
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Thank you so much!! I will let them sit out a bit then after I ice them. I was really baffled, so thank you!

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