Avoiding A Cake Tumor

As we know, the dreaded cake tumor can show up any time. However, I find that it's more likely to happen when a cold cake warms up.

Since I had to deliver a cake that was refrigerated but would be sitting out in 95 degree heat, I was concerned that a tumor would start to appear.

I've heard of people poking holes all over the surface of the cake with a needle to make escape holes for any trapped gas. This cake didn't have a lot of places that would hide holes, so I didn't want to do that. I decided to just cut a hole in the top tier because the fondant on that tier looked suspicious to me for some reason.

When I put the topper on, I cut a little slit in the fondant right next to the edge of the topper. It wasn't obvious, but it would allow any gases that happened to be lurking around in there to escape without creating a bulge.

It's not something that you have to do, but it can prevent a problem later on.

 Kara Buntin owns A Cake To Remember LLC in Richmond VA, and cake supplies online at www.acaketoremember.com and www.acaketoremember.etsy.com