Cake Central › Cake Forums › Cake Talk › Cake Decorating › Cracked fondant
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

Cracked fondant

post #1 of 5
Thread Starter 
Why did the fondant on a wedding cake I made crack after the cake sat out overnight?
post #2 of 5
Thread Starter 
It is a Waac cake, used Ck buttercream and satin ice fondant. Cake is four tiers, but only the second tier cracked. Cake was frozen for three days, defrosted on the counter and was room temperature before frosting. Used Wilton cake dowels, the big plastic ones. I've been making cakes for there years, using the Ck frosting and satin ice fondant and this is the firs time this has happened to me. Fondant is rolled thin and icing Is also thin. All four tiers assembled exactly the same but only tier two cracked. And it is only one crack.
post #3 of 5

I agree with Irene, one of your dowels must have moved or was not cut the same size.

 

I had the same thing, luckely it was my daugters birthday cake, when I removed the tier to cut I could clearly see where the top cake pressed into the bottom one and thats exactly where it cracked.

post #4 of 5

Could have also been an air bubble that expanded and exploded before you saw it.  When the fondant goes back in place after being deflated, it'll leave a visible crack.  These cracks aren't usually straight up and down, but a bit more ragged.

 

Rae

I love you, but your emergency is not my crisis!

They say that a little knowledge is a dangerous thing, but it is not one half so bad as a lot of ignorance.--Terry Pratchett (b.194
Reply
I love you, but your emergency is not my crisis!

They say that a little knowledge is a dangerous thing, but it is not one half so bad as a lot of ignorance.--Terry Pratchett (b.194
Reply
post #5 of 5
Thread Starter 
Thanks everyone. I am thinking it was probably a dowel. I had someone el se cutting them for me. First time it has happened and first time I didn't cut them my self. Fortunately I was able to cover it and the bride and groom loved the cake. Lesson learned!
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Cake Decorating
Cake Central › Cake Forums › Cake Talk › Cake Decorating › Cracked fondant