It has been a bad week all around cake wise but this one I don't even know what the problem is. Nothing is different with my recipies or routines (no frozen cake, returned crumb coated cake to fridge for a few hours before final coat) Anyway, when adding the MMF decorations I started to see what I thought was an air bubble forming I poked it with a tooth pick and all was better. then a bit later a crack had formed at the top corner and the frosting (including crumb coat was literally peeling away from the cake. Gravity was not a friend to the shape of this cake and that may be the only cause but there it only got worse when I delivered it. It is a square whimsical tapered bottom cake. Fixing it on site was a nightmare. (Luckily it is a wonderful repeat customer that smiled graciously) but oh my goodness. I ended up taking off a corner of the top tier and leaving her extra fondant dots and ribbons that she could use to cover up more if needed in the morning. I did not have my camera for during or after photos. HELP...what causes it and how do I prevent it from happening again? Last week I had an unusual air bubble under my fondant too but now I am wondering if the frosting was peeling off and bulging out versus an air bubble? Crying is all I can do at this point. So frustrated and defeated.
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9/21/12 at 9:12pm