Karenelli Posted 14 Jul 2004 , 6:16pm
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I am rather new to working with fondant. I will be making
a cake for a wedding shower shortly and would like to use fondant to cover the cake, but I want to know how long before the event can I cover the cake? I would like to do the cake a few days ahead to give
me plenty of time to decorate it. Will this be OK?

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Jackie Posted 14 Jul 2004 , 7:19pm
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Hi Karenelli!

And welcome to CakeCentral.com! icon_smile.gif

The covered cake will keep at room temperature for several days.

Make sure you keep it covered in Saran wrap or a covered cake plate as your fondant will dry out and crack.

One thing I like to do, so that the saran wrap doesn't acually touch the cake ruining the smooth surface or decorations is:
I place the cake in a cake box and do a quick saran wrap cover over the box.

If the cake has filling that requires refridgeration, make sure you avoid chilling the cake for a long period of time because the fondant can get gummy .

Karenelli Posted 15 Jul 2004 , 2:55pm
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Thank you so much, Jackie for your answer. I see alot of postings regarding Fondant, but none with the actual time you can keep the cake. I do have another question. I want to make shell candy decorations and plan on using light chocolate melts. I want the cake icing color and the light chocolate melts to be about the same color, sort of monochromatic. I like the soft ivory color. Do I color the fondant or use a buttercream instead? How do I achieve the same color for both the shells and cake and would pearl dust work to make the shells glisten a little?

Jackie Posted 15 Jul 2004 , 8:00pm
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Originally Posted by Karenelli

Thank you so much, Jackie for your answer. I see alot of postings regarding Fondant, but none with the actual time you can keep the cake. I do have another question. I want to make shell candy decorations and plan on using light chocolate melts. I want the cake icing color and the light chocolate melts to be about the same color, sort of monochromatic. I like the soft ivory color. Do I color the fondant or use a buttercream instead? How do I achieve the same color for both the shells and cake and would pearl dust work to make the shells glisten a little?




I am not sure what you mean by using a fondant or buttercream instead. You can color both, it is merely a choice of taste and look. You can color both buttercream and fondant.

Yes you can use pearl dust, however you need to get the colors matching first before applying the dust.

Keep in mind that when coloring fondant or especially buttercream that the color darkens somewhat with time (color has a chance to soak in more) and while crusting.

Karenelli Posted 16 Jul 2004 , 12:43pm
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Thank you Jackie. I'll make sure that I match the colors first and then apply the pearl dust.

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