Stupid Fondant Question

Decorating By gottabakenow Updated 18 Jun 2008 , 7:19pm by Elserj

gottabakenow Posted 18 Jun 2008 , 6:53pm
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So. I'm planning on making my first fondant covered cake next week for my birthday. Do I put the fondant on after the buttercream crusts or before? I'm guessing while it's still soft, but just want to make sure. Thanks! icon_smile.gif

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mindywith3boys Posted 18 Jun 2008 , 7:00pm
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I alway ice and let it sit while I roll out the fondant. So, I guess it would already be crusted. icon_lol.gif

gottabakenow Posted 18 Jun 2008 , 7:10pm
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thanks for the quick reply! if it's already crusted, do you have to moisten the buttercream somehow or no?

cdavis Posted 18 Jun 2008 , 7:12pm
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I ice, then roll and fondant. Mine is crusted some. If you have to let it sit and then come back later with fondant, I have a spray/mist bottle with water that I'll spray the cake with to make the fondant adhere better. You want the buttercream to move a little so that the fondant smooths better.

gottabakenow Posted 18 Jun 2008 , 7:16pm
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thanks that helps a lot! icon_smile.gif

Elserj Posted 18 Jun 2008 , 7:19pm
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Don't let it crust too much. I've been told to use piping gel on the bottom edge of the cake for the fondant to adhere if it gets too crusted. Haven't had a problem, though.

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