Help Fixing Bc Frosting That Cracked

Decorating By Tinabarena Updated 24 Jul 2010 , 1:46pm by Tinabarena

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Tinabarena Posted 24 Jul 2010 , 1:27pm
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HELP! I have been working on 3 cakes this week, and the BC for 2 of the 3 cakes seened to have cracked. I'm pretty new to this, but I have made at least 50 or so cakes with BC and this has never happened so I don't know what I did wrong.

The one cake I was able to cover the crackes up with some other decorations, however, the cake that I have to deliver this afternoon I can't cover with anything. I don't have time to look through the other threads to see if there is a solution.

Does anyone know why this would have happened (maybe it's too humid???). I stopped putting my cakes in the fridge because I read here that it seems to dry the cakes out...was the BC too thin/think?

Is there some way I can fix it? This cake is for family (thank goodness!), but still, I am dreading showing it to the family icon_sad.gif

Suggestions for me would be much appreciated!

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Mama_Mias_Cakes Posted 24 Jul 2010 , 1:35pm
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What size cake and what kind of board did you use? Usually BC will crack if there is not enough support for the cake to sit on.

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Tinabarena Posted 24 Jul 2010 , 1:46pm
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I thought about that's an 11x15 cake, with the correspoding board board under the actual cake, and then a larger board (1/2 sheet cake size) that is the decorated board (this was how the Wilton instructor told us to do it). Not sure if I described it right....

I did make the Tom & Jerry fixures and put them on top (at each edge) so I'm wondering if the heaviness of that is making the ends too heavy. I did put a couple dowels under the figures to help with support. It was my first time doing this - and I didn't anticipate that RKT could be that heavy.

But that wouldn't explain the cracking on the other cake, which was a simple dirt bike cake (same size).

I buy the boards from the bake store, and have always used the same ones. I just don't know where I went wrong...maybe too tired and didn't mix the BC enough? **sigh** I'm afraid it could be too many things...

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