Cake Condensation, How To Attach Balls To It Help!

Decorating By Miriamrr Updated 31 Jul 2021 , 12:36am by SandraSmiley

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Miriamrr Posted 30 Jul 2021 , 4:08am
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I’m making a cake for a friends birthday, the cake is needed for Sunday, bc of time restraints, I made the cake on Wednesday, fully frosted it with buttercream on Thursday and stuck it in the freezer (I have all the decorations ready but decided that I would decorate it after transporting as the drive was far). I took it out Thursday night for an hour drive to the destination, was planning on sticking it back in the freezer and assembling it sat night or Sunday morning. 

The whole cake has condensation all over it, I don’t know what to do, I just stuck it back into the freezer! And I still have to attach the chocolate balls and fondant clouds, how will they stick when the cake is wet like this….it’s a disaster :( I mean I’m lucky bc it’s just covered in a solid ivory buttercream, no designs or anything on it, I just don’t know how I will attach anything to it and when I should even attempt  please please help

Here is a link to a pic of the style of cake I’m making.

Please help if you know how I can get rid of condensation and the best way and time for me to attach the balls. 


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-K8memphis Posted 30 Jul 2021 , 6:29pm
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you have to defrost it gradually -- put it in a fridge overnight to defrost it slowly -- is it in a box?

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kakeladi Posted 30 Jul 2021 , 8:34pm
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Condensation forms when the cake (any item) is colder than the room temperature.  To prevent/eliminate it box the cake then add plastic wrap or bag.  It’s best to defrost in the fridge overnight but you can go directly to the counter.  In the am there will be no condensation.  

Putting it back in freezer just prolongs the drying off.  If there is sweating DO NOTHING!  Don’t touch it.  It will dry off as the temperatures match 

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SandraSmiley Posted 31 Jul 2021 , 12:36am
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Ditto what -K8 and kakeladi said.  Spot on.

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