How Do You Put On Fondant???

Decorating By cupcakesnbuttercream Updated 15 Apr 2009 , 4:28am by AverageMom

cupcakesnbuttercream Posted 15 Apr 2009 , 12:36am
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When is the best time to put fondant on a cake, when it's room temp or frozen? For me, it's easier when it's frozen...but as the cake sits, the fondant looks wet & it's sticky!!!! icon_cry.gif What about you guys, what do you do???

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pastryjen Posted 15 Apr 2009 , 12:40am
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I do it room temp...a thin layer of BC and I go from there.

SweetMelissa2007 Posted 15 Apr 2009 , 12:51am
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Definitely at room temp. I think it is getting sticky because as it is cooling, the condensation is gathering at the edges, right where your fondant is. HTH.

cupcakesnbuttercream Posted 15 Apr 2009 , 1:29am
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Yes, putting it on frozen cake is a very bad idea! Now, how can i thaw a cake out quickly? I only have 2 hrs to finish this cake!

sugarshack Posted 15 Apr 2009 , 4:19am
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slightyl chilled is fine, but not frozen. too much condensation.

AverageMom Posted 15 Apr 2009 , 4:28am
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Frozen is a BAD idea, as everyone has said. I have no idea for a "quick thaw", though. I do my cakes at room temperature, with a thin crumb coating of buttercream. I let the BC sit for an hour or so to crust over and firm up before putting the fondant on. Good luck!

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