I need to do a cake in 2 weeks and I want to do a fondant inlay in a circular pattern. Is it easier to do the inlay before or after the fondant is on the cake? Is it hard to get the cut egdes to seal together?
Thanks for any help.
Are your cutting out an entire circle?
If so, then you should do the fondant inlay while on the cake. Precover in fondant over the top and add the final layer that will be cut. So when you cut out your circle you will see the first level. Then it does not matter if the edges are not perfectly sealed, but if you are placing a plaque inside of it you should seal it with RI.
If you are cutting out a design then make sure you start out simple because this is a difficult process.