Chocolate velvet spray cracked any idea why?

Discussion in 'Pastries & Baking' started by 7alina, Jan 3, 2016.

  1. 7alina

    7alina

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    Hello,
    I sprayed the cake with the chocolate velvet spray and the surface cracked. The decoration cracked too. Any ideas why? Thank you.

     
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  2. jellly

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    I have had this occur on occasion over the years and it appears that there isn't just one cause. Here are some reasons I have seen:
    -The item I sprayed it too soft. I spray my desserts while frozen, but once it thaws, if the center has more give than the coating, it cracks.
    -Too much humidity or condensation. I often leave my frozen items at room temp 15 minutes before spraying.
    -If the spray coating is too thick, there is less give.

    Anyone else have suggestions?
     
  3. 7alina

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    Thank you very much for the reply :)
    the coating cracked almost immediately after spraying...
    the cake was in the freezer for 20 hours so I suppose it was quite frozen...