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!
I alway ice and let it sit while I roll out the fondant. So, I guess it would already be crusted.
thanks for the quick reply! if it's already crusted, do you have to moisten the buttercream somehow or no?
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.
thanks that helps a lot!
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.