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asked July 18th 2012

Sticky fondant

Help! I’ve just done my first ganached cake and it looked great, but I made the mistake of applying the fondant straight after getting the cake from the fridge! Now the fondant is sticky, will it recover or should I remove the  fondant and start from scratch?

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Help! I’ve just done my first ganached cake and it looked great, but I made the mistake of applying the fondant straight after getting the cake from the fridge! Now the fondant is sticky, will it recover or should I remove the  fondant and start from scratch?

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I did this with a weding cake I did.instead or redoing everything I got a little desktop fan and just dried out the icing,there was no problems afterthat.cake went down a storm at  the wedding

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The moisture from the ganache will help your fondant to adhere, it might look a bit dewy but will dry out ok, just don’t try and swab it because it’ll make the icing shiny in patches and spoil the look of your cake.

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Thanks for your answers, cake is to be delivered tomorrow so I ended up taking the fondant off and starting again, cake looks great now. I won’t do that again in a hurry!

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