How Early Can I Cover My Cake Board With Fondant?

Decorating By babyhugs Updated 25 Aug 2008 , 3:33am by mrsscholler

babyhugs Posted 24 Aug 2008 , 3:13pm
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I need to make a birthday cake for my grandson for next Sat. and wanted to know how early I can cover the cake board with RKT and Fondant? I wanted to get a head start since I may be attempting more than I can accomplish! The idea is to cover the board in RKT so that I can make it look like ocean waves and then cover with blue fondant. Also, how far in advance can I make the fondant decorations (monkeys and palm trees)? Any advice would be GREATLY APPRECIATED!!

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dellboi2u Posted 24 Aug 2008 , 4:21pm
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I have made my creations and covered my boards up to a week in advance. My fondant recipe says that fondant is good for a week to 2 weeks out of the fridge and 1 month in the fridge. I have never had any problems doing them a week early.

tonedna Posted 24 Aug 2008 , 4:34pm
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The longer that board dries, the easier is for you to work on it
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Rocketgirl899 Posted 24 Aug 2008 , 4:54pm
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I would agree, a week is totally fine. I like the board to get really hard to I don't put a finger print in it!

Plus if you do it early and you mess up you can do it again with out the time crunch icon_smile.gif best of luck.

mrsscholler Posted 25 Aug 2008 , 3:33am
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im pretty sure you can do it a couple of days in advance

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