Problems With Fondant

by Sarah
(New Jersey)

Why is it sometimes when I use fondant, that it sort of oozes from the bottom?
sincerely ,
Sarah

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Jul 17, 2009
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Tips For Fondant
by: Michelle (admin)

Hi Sarah,

You didn't say, but I'm assuming that what you mean is that there are ridges under the fondant caused by the filling between cake layers oozing out underneath the fondant. This happens when the filling isn't allowed enough time to firm up properly to support the weight of the fondant.

To prevent this, pipe a thick ring of buttercream of buttercream (known as a dam) around the perimeter of each layer before adding the filling. This will help prevent the bulges that you see. After filling, wrap the cake in cling wrap and refrigerate overnight, if possible, to let everything firm up. Then crumb coat, chill for an hour or so, top coat, chill for 30 minutes and add the fondant layer.

I hope this helps.

Regards,
Michelle (editor)

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