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fondant breaks sometimes
the other day I made a fondant cake, and I don’t know if it was the humidity or the cake itself but the fondant collapse and it felt down, I noticed that the fondant was really very sticky so I couldn`t work with it very well, it was like wet, do you know how I can prevent this next time?? Thanks
Humidity does affect fondant making it very sticky and extremely difficult to work with. When that happens to me, I usually add more icing sugar, knead until just smooth and leave unwrapped to let the air get to it for a short while. Don’t overdo the icing sugar because that can make it go the other way, making it too dry, which will make it crack. Next time the fondant on your cake feels very sticky place a fan near it to help dry it out. Try not to keep handling it as that will make marks and tears. I have heard some people add a small amount of tylose powder to stiffen the fondant up. I have never done this so can’t really comment on how it tastes afterwards.
Hi madeitwithlove!!!!!! thanks for your answer it really help!!!! the matter is that today i made another cake and it was cover by chocolate ganache i just took the cake from the fridge, the fondant was alright and one I place it onto the cake start again to get like wet, i don’t know if it happens because of the weather anyway I will try the fan way!!! thanks again
Yes the weather does affect fondant. I don’t know where you are located, if you are here in Britain, like me, you will probably have your central heating on. The warmth from the heating will cause some dewing on a ganached cake, so it might be better to just leave the cake out of the fridge for an hour or so to allow the moisture to dissipate and then apply your fondant. I hope things turn out ok. x