Cover Cold Cake With Fondant?

Decorating By BCo Updated 13 Jun 2009 , 5:40pm by andiesweet

BCo Posted 11 Jun 2009 , 1:11pm
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Can you cover a cold cake with fondant? Does anyone successfully cover a cake straight from the fridge with fondant all the time? I have read a few places that some people go ahead and cover cakes with fondant straight out of the fridge and I was wondering if anyone has any tips/advice on doing this.

thanks for your help!


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PinkZiab Posted 11 Jun 2009 , 1:52pm
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I do it each and every time and have never had a blowout or any other such problem. I keep my cakes cold through the entire process from torting to finishing. No real tips or techniques... I don't do anything special or different--they're just cold!

brincess_b Posted 11 Jun 2009 , 1:56pm
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its not really advisable, because due to the cake coming up to temperature, you could end up with big air bubbles under your fondant. a lot seems to depend on your areas weather and humidity, and how good your fridge is.

Rylan Posted 11 Jun 2009 , 2:33pm
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I always cover my cakes right off the fridge.

BCo Posted 11 Jun 2009 , 8:07pm
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Thanks guys for the advice. I am going to cross my fingers and give it a try!! Glad to hear some of you do it all the time.... icon_smile.gif


I double posted this in another forum - I couldn't find this original and wasn't getting notifications....strange..... sorry about that!

Thanks for the help as always

Debluvs2bake Posted 11 Jun 2009 , 8:26pm
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I don't because the condensation when bringing up to room temp. It's too hard to work with, too tacky and sticky. I bring cakes to room temp before covering.

Tee-Y Posted 11 Jun 2009 , 10:42pm
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It is not advisable to cover cold cakes cos of condensation. I've had bad experiences with the condensation making my cake sticky and messy and I would rather let my cake come to room temperature before covering with fondant.

artscallion Posted 11 Jun 2009 , 10:49pm
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Many decorators, including Toba Garrett, do recommend covering a cold cake.

I always cover my cakes right out of the fridge. Doesn't cause me blowouts or even minor bubbles. I never get condensation or stickiness either.

PinkZiab Posted 12 Jun 2009 , 2:16am
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I also put mine back in the fridge after the fondant is on them **GASP** THE HORROR! lol

BCo Posted 12 Jun 2009 , 12:16pm
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Thanks guys- I went ahead and covered it right out of the fridge and I had no problems.....I too stuck it back in the fridge overnight b/c someone is picking it up and traveling a few hours with it and I wanted to make sure it was far so good! We'll see if it makes it there in one piece!


Rylan Posted 13 Jun 2009 , 5:30pm
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Thats good news.

andiesweet Posted 13 Jun 2009 , 5:40pm
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I cover cold cake all the time. I do not however put them back in the fridge after they are covered.

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