First Time Using Fondant

Decorating By caitlinnicole Updated 24 May 2008 , 2:39am by smitakasargod

caitlinnicole Posted 24 May 2008 , 1:38am
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I'm just starting out doing all of this, and i'm only seventeen..
but i'm planning on going to a baking/pastry school in the fall.
and i want to make a cake for my mothers birthday, and this is going to be my first time using fondant/gum paste..

am i supposed to chill my cake in the freezer first??
i'm not sure how to get started with it all..
the one article about doing the rolled fondant tells you how to apply it, but i wasn't sure if i was supposed to chill or freeze the cake first..

sorry if this sounds stupid, but everyone on here is like amazing at this, and i was just hoping for some help icon_smile.gif

3 replies
just_desserts Posted 24 May 2008 , 1:50am
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I don't chill mine before applying fondant.

If you look on you tube & search for cake decorating or fondant you will find some good visual help.

Welcome to CC & good luck.

caitlinnicole Posted 24 May 2008 , 2:13am
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Thank youu.

If you see this again, i really like the cakes you've made!

smitakasargod Posted 24 May 2008 , 2:39am
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I usually freeze the cake befor applying buttercream so it is hard. I get it much smoother this way. I started doing this only with my last few cakes and it works. So my sequence goes something like this:
Cool cake.
Level
cut the layers
wrap each layer in a plastic cling wrap.
Next day
Remove cake
unwrap.
Fill and cover with buttercream
chill again in the fridge for about 15 minutes
cover with fondant.

I have found that people rave about how moist my cakes are since I started this technique.
Hope it works for you. Each person has a slightly different style. Eventually you'll find the one you like most.
Good luck.

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