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Help please! I have wet fondant!

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stopthenoise Fri 06-Nov-15 00:24:51

I'm a hobby baker and most of what I do is trial and error. I've made doesn't covered cakes lots of times before but today has gone wrong. I crumbcoated my cake this morning and put it in the fridge. As I've been at work it's been in the fridge pretty much all day. I took it out tonight and covered it with fondant. It's now wet and sticky. I'm assuming this is because my cake was too cold when I covered it? I don't normally leave it that long but I was working today. Can I fix it?? Or will it eventually dry out?

stopthenoise Fri 06-Nov-15 00:26:05

Fondant covered, not doesn't covered!

PurpleDaisies Fri 06-Nov-15 00:27:43

Did you put it in an airtight container or back in the fridge? Those things can make both fondant sweat.

How wet is is? Could you blot it a bit with kitchen paper without ruining your cake?

PurpleDaisies Fri 06-Nov-15 00:28:26

^both make fondant sweat. Too much fun.

PurpleDaisies Fri 06-Nov-15 00:29:06

Gin not fun (although it was!)

stopthenoise Fri 06-Nov-15 00:30:37

The fondant hasn't been in the fridge, just the cake before I covered it. It's been on the work top since. I haven't tried kitchen roll as I think it might leave marks, I touched it and it left a finger print :-(

KP86 Fri 06-Nov-15 00:32:15

Depending on how long until you are serving and the colour of the fondant, it should dry over time. You could also dust with a small amount of icing sugar if the fondant is white. Just wait until it dries a bit more or you might end up with clumps.

PurpleDaisies Fri 06-Nov-15 00:32:23

That's really odd. I'd leave it out uncovered to dry overnight and hopefully in the morning it'll look better.

PurpleDaisies Fri 06-Nov-15 00:33:06

You could also try dusting with icing sugar as long as it's s suitable colour.

PurpleDaisies Fri 06-Nov-15 00:34:22

Cross posted with you there kp. Great minds and all that.

Mayo12 Fri 06-Nov-15 00:38:44

Just leave it alone overnight on the counter and it'll be dry in the morning. It should be fine.

stopthenoise Fri 06-Nov-15 00:39:56

The cake is for Saturday morning so it still has time to dry out. I'm hoping it does. I've left it uncovered in a cool room. It's coloured fondant so was going to try the icing sugar thing as a last resort. Thank you for your advice :-)

MarkRuffaloCrumble Fri 06-Nov-15 01:06:46

Is make a small hole in the top somewhere that can be covered to let any condensation out, otherwise you might get a big air bubble. The condensation will evaporate but if it's just a white finish you could try dusting with cornflour on a fluffy brush to take the shine off.

MarkRuffaloCrumble Fri 06-Nov-15 01:06:57

I'd not is

LagunaBubbles Sat 21-Nov-15 08:59:49

Just saw this, how did you get on? Yes it's sweated because cake had still been too cold, when this has happened to me it's always dried out.

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