Originally Posted by babeebk
I'm trying to figure out what I'm doing wrong with my fondant cakes. The last few cakes I've done have been a sticky mess! I use SMBC. I ice my cake and allow it to sit in the freezer for about 10 minutes while I roll out my fondant. I use 50/50 mix of fondant and gumpaste. By the time I get the cake covered (and I try to do it very quickly) it's so sticky on the outside that I can't even use my smoother. I notice that I have this issue more in the summer, so I'm wondering if it's just too hot and humid in my kitchen. I have the AC going at full blast and the ceiling fan too to try to keep the room cool.
I thought maybe the cakes were getting too cold so I've tried covering them at room temp too but the SMBC is too squishy underneath when I do it that way. Am I the only one having this problem? How do I avoid wet sticky cakes? Please help!
Hmm..this is a problem I had only once. Under someone's advice, I put my BC covered cake in the freezer for a short while to firm up and once the fondant went on the it got wet. It was the heat that caused it for me. Taking a cake out from my freezer to a kitchen that is hot just was a bad idea. Never did it again. Try spritzing ur cake with water. I use ganache now to avoid the sweating problems of a cake from freezer to countertop in high heat.