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I was making a pirate face birthday cake for my son and after crumb coating it, I forgot to let it harden. I just put the fondant on top of the cake. As I was continuing to decorate the cake I realised it had several air bubbles. Should i start all over again or should i just finish and eat it up?

zeinab - from mombasa, kenya

Get rid of air bubbles by popping them with a small straight pin that has been sterilized in boiling water. Prick the bubble with the pin to let the air underneath escape. Go over the area with a fondant smoother to adhere it to the icing underneath, as well as smooth over the tiny pinhole.


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