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Cracking fondant

post #1 of 10
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Help! I delivered a cake this morning only to see when I got there that the fondant was starting to crack and bubble. I had no issues last night when I was decorating it. I used Satin Ice fondant. I'm only praying the cracks don't get any bigger before their party this afternoon. Is it the humdity or vibration in the car? How do I fix it?

Thank you for your help.
post #2 of 10
What did you crumbcoat the cake with under the fondant?
post #3 of 10
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I crumbcoated with crusting buttercream.
post #4 of 10
Sometimes if the crumbcoat is not completely smooth air bubbles will form under the fondant. Just pop them with a pin and gently smooth them out.
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post #5 of 10
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I did that with the bubbles but I'm more concerned about the cracks. I hope they don't get worse. icon_cry.gif
post #6 of 10
Now when you say cracks are they like elephant skin when you lay the fondant on the cake or is the fondant cracking and literally splitting away from the cake. I only ask because that happened one time to me about two years ago it was one of the first cakes I made. The cake was fine after I covered it, it actually looked great and as the day went on one specific spot on the cake started to get a huge air bubble in it and the fondant literally started to separate from itself. It was a huge mess, I hope that doesn't happen to yours but looking back now I know what I did wrong. I should of popped the bubble ans smoothed it out but I never did that and it got worse and worse.
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post #7 of 10
If it's cracking near the bottom of the tiers, the problem may be due to the cake settling and/or the dowels cut too short.
post #8 of 10
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It is just cracking at randon spots. On both tiers. I'm just going to hold my breath. The customer is not concerned with them, but I AM!
post #9 of 10
good luck!
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post #10 of 10
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Thank you everyone for your help!
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