im new at this and am going to try my hand at scultping a 3D design out of modeling chocolate
should i make the figures BEFORE i ice/fondant the cake? should i make them a day ahead then put them in the fridge til im ready to decorate the cake?
after i cover the cake in fondant can it go in the fridge? i dont want it to get shiny or sweaty looking which i heard can happen
you can make the sculpted parts in advance, just like you would with fondant or gumpaste. you do not need to refridgerate, just keep them in a cool spot not in sunlight .
it actually will dry your figures a bit and make them more sturdy, though they will still be pliable (with the exception of any very thin parts). sometimes, if the need dictates i make them a couple days in advance and lightly cover them (not airtight) to dry.
you can fridge the chocolate, but you may get condensation on it when you bring it out, just like you would fondant. just don't touch it until it is dry. but i would not bother to fridge it after my figures were done as long as my house was not hot.