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FREAKING OUT!!!!!! Possible Pin in my fondant!!!!!

post #1 of 22
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Hi guys, I have a cake due today at 1pm--- last night I had the worst time with my fondant bc of the temp here being so warm.  So I had to re-roll it about 20 times, and it had a ton of air pockets.  So I was using a pin/needle to pop the air pockets, and now i've cleaned my floors and looked thru the scraps of my old fondant and I dont see it!!!!!!!  Has this happened to anyone?   My fear is it's in the fondant!

 

What can I do?  this cake literally took me like 5 hours yesterday, not including bake time.  Do you think it will be ok if I ask the facility to peel back the fondant??  Or should I stay and try to do it myself to be sure???   I AM FREAKING OUT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  I can't imagine it's in there but where else can it be?? I didnt check under my stove and I tried to go thru the garbage but I'm sure i'd miss it... any suggestions please?!?

post #2 of 22
Get a heavy duty magnet. Go over the fondant with it. If the pin is in there, it might be attracted to it, depending on how deep into the cake it is.

Also, use a magnet to go over your floor and work space. That is what I do after I sew, just to be sure.

Good luck!
post #3 of 22
Wow! Secret agent baker, you Rock! Brilliant!

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www.VeryDeliciousDesserts.com

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Delicious-Desserts/207874222593145

 

It's never "just cake!"

 

You may get a cake for $way to little but you won't get this cake!

Animal
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post #4 of 22

If the magnet does not work do you know anyone with a metal detector?

post #5 of 22
Thread Starter 

Great call with the magnet.  I do know someone but she's not sure if she knows where it is.  I may have to go for it..... I'm trying the magnet now.. I'll keep you posted!

post #6 of 22
Thread Starter 

oh and thank you guys!

post #7 of 22
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so far the magnet isn't doing anything.  My neigbor is looking for her metal detector but I have to leave here in about 20 minutes :/


I'd like to note that under the fondant is very sturdy chocolate ganache.  If the pin is in there, I do not think it would penetrate that and get into the cake.  I am hoping that if i pull back the fondant, and the pin is in there, it will be exposed and laying on the chocolate. 


OMG i am panicking!!!!!!

post #8 of 22

Maybe you can be there to cut the cake, and then you can carefully inspect each slice??

post #9 of 22
Thread Starter 

i may have to do that ..

post #10 of 22
Unless you purposely stuck it on the fondant or cake, which I doubt anyone would do, I can't see how it would end up in the cake and go unnoticed. I would probably freak out too, but I'm sure it'll be fine, let us know what happened.
post #11 of 22

Are you serious?! First, if you are unsure that your fondant has a needle or pin in it, that cake should not EVER leave your house/shop with that fondant on it.

 

If it must for reasons like someone has a gun to your head, YOU follow that cake to its final destination, YOU stick around and peel off the fondant (not delegate it to someone else who may or may not do it or even care), YOU inspect the fondant to find the pin. YOU cut and inspect every single freaking crumb that gets served like your life depends on it, even if it means taking 10x more time to serve the cake. Take the bloody magnet with you too.

 

Forget possible liability issues. Someone could freaking get hurt. A little child? Y'all know how kids get with cake. Uh-uh. Or an older person with maybe dentures and poor gag reflexes or whatever else makes people swallow the darndest things. No way. Totally shaking my head at these responses that prioritise keeping the integrity of a potential safety hazard disguised as cake instead of the safest response: PEEL the darn thing off and start over!


Edited by vgcea - 5/11/13 at 1:02pm
post #12 of 22
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Originally Posted by vgcea View Post

Are you serious?! First, if you are unsure that your fondant has a needle or pin in it, that cake should not EVER leave your house/shop with that fondant on it.

 

If it must for reasons like someone has a gun to your head, YOU follow that cake to its final destination, YOU stick around and peel off the fondant (not delegate it to someone else who may or may not do it or even care), YOU inspect the fondant to find the pin. YOU cut and inspect every single freaking crumb that gets served like your life depends on it, even if it means taking 10x more time to serve the cake. Take the bloody magnet with you too.

 

Forget possible liability issues. Someone could freaking get hurt. A little child? Y'all know how kids get with cake. Uh-uh. Or an older person with maybe dentures and poor gag reflexes or whatever else makes people swallow the darndest things. No way. Totally shaking my head at these responses that prioritise keeping the integrity of a potential safety hazard disguised as cake instead of the safest response: PEEL the darn thing off and start over!

This. I can't believe you would let that cake out of your sight until you find that pin!!!

post #13 of 22
You had 5 hours before delivery when you posted this. Enough time to redo the fondant. I hope it went well.
post #14 of 22
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I presented the cake as it was but took it in the kitchen and removed all of the fondant and served it ganache only .. The ganache had hardened well before I covered it so I knew a pin wouldn't sink into it. I inspected the cake thoroughly and had someone from the kitchen do it as well. I stayed during the serving if the cake and until the end of the party. So, it seemed to go ok, and a very hard lesson learned
post #15 of 22

I think it's pretty unlikely that you wouldn't find a pin embedded in your fondant while you were putting it on the cake. It bends all over, and a pin would poke through. I think you were pretty safe.

 

However, ganache isn't that hard that a pin couldn't penetrate it.  

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