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I woke up and it looked like this....

post #1 of 31
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What happened to my beautiful cake? It looks like granny's skin! It was for my niece in lieu of a Birthday present and it's still pretty (I think anyway) but it was stunning before. Now it's a wrinkly old lady!

What can I do? Anything? Or just let it go? How do I avoid this in the future?

I used mmf and Kineret whipped topping (sort of like bettercream). It really was pretty last night. See...
http://www.cakecentral.com/modules.php?name=gallery&file=displayimage&pid=1341355&done=1
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post #2 of 31
I don't know why it happened but I think it's gorgeous, really cute and I think you should be proud of it. I hope someone can help with the more technical issue for future reference.

I'm sure everyone will love it!
post #3 of 31
Here's a bump - I'm sure you will get some great input today. I don't do fondant and JUST got my first shipment of Bettercreme, so I can't help but I have read that you cannot put fondant on top of Bettercreme. That might be the problem here.

BTW ... I think your cake is gorgeous ... if that helps at all. icon_smile.gif

Martha
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post #4 of 31
Could it be the whipped topping?
post #5 of 31
The difference between the two pictures is amazing! I do remember someone saying not to use Bettercreme under fondant.

It's still gorgeous!
post #6 of 31
I'm going to take a stab at this from the technical point of view. "Whipped" cream implies there is a lot of air. I think that with a little time and the weight of the fondant you pushed the air pockets out leaving lines and groves.[/u]
post #7 of 31
Thread Starter 
Live and learn... I had no idea you couldn't put fondant on top of bettercream. This was the first time I tried...

If someone can confirm that, I'd be thankful although... I'm not sure I'd ever take the chance again...
-Stacey
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post #8 of 31
I always use buttercream under fondant, not a lot but a nice thin coating. I really think your issue is with the air from the whipped cream, also whipped cream is much more delicate therefore more prone to collapsing than buttercream would be.
post #9 of 31
i had a cake that did that when i put a whipped cream frosting underneath. yeah, definitely not a good combo especially with MMF. even with other kinds of fondant it still makes it sag. had to learn the hard way....i even did it TWICE. LOL
post #10 of 31
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Originally Posted by robin5568

I always use buttercream under fondant



I was referring to Bettercreme, which is a whipped non-dairy icing. Buttercream under fondant --- thumbs_up.gif
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post #11 of 31
How thick of a layer of icing did you put on before the fondant? I also put no more than a crumb coat then set the icing on top. Do you think maybe the icing underneath started melting or did you keep it in the fridge?
post #12 of 31
Unfortunately, I have read many times on the forums that you cannot place fondant on top of BETTERCREME. The results will be exactly what happened to yours. It is a gorgeous cake and I know you must be disappointed. I'm so sorry. It is still beautiful though.
Margie
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post #13 of 31
I, too, think it is probably the whipped topping. icon_sad.gif You did a beautiful job and I'm sure she'll love it. thumbs_up.gif I know you're disappointed but you know what they say about "Live & learn", or "Learn from your experiences". icon_rolleyes.gif Most people won't have a clue - they'll probably think you did it on purpose - like a new style. icon_cool.gificon_lol.gif Enjoy yourself and have a great day with your niece! icon_wink.gif

LadyMike icon_smile.gif
post #14 of 31
It's still a beautiful cake if that makes you feel any better!
post #15 of 31
The problem is the bettercream under the fondant. I had the same thing happen to me. The cake is still very pretty.
Tonia LeDoux
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