Refrigerate / Don't Refrigerate

Decorating By Jenmarlene Updated 16 Oct 2015 , 9:18pm by MKC

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Jenmarlene Posted 15 Oct 2015 , 4:13pm
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In the past when I started making cakes (with simple syrup) and I never refrigerate my cakes and my cakes never bulge, but ever since I started to refrigerate them 75% of the time they do bulge. So I have a cake I’m working on for Saturday and I’m putting myself to the test and not refrigerate and see and see what happens. Then I saw a video on YouTube saying if you do refrigerate stick a small skinny down the middle of the cake before fondant so the moisture can escape that way, so next order I’ll do the whole trick. (shrugs)


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-K8memphis Posted 15 Oct 2015 , 5:00pm
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 in my experience both ways, cold and never cold produce the air bubbles so when i remember i put a small poke hole in as hidden a spot as possible all the way through the icing into the cake in every layer and leave the holes open so the air can escape -- 

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MKC Posted 16 Oct 2015 , 9:18pm
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It also depends how long you refrigerate your cakes. I don't put fondant on a cake unless it's been in th fridge for at least 12 hours. I've tried after 4 to 8 hours and it doesn't work for me.

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