I made carrot cake cupcakes with cream cheese frosting for my Aunt's birthday tomorrow afternoon. I also made fondant roses and leaves to apply to the tops of them for decoration. My question is - if I put them on ahead of time (lets say tonight or tomorrow a few hours before the party), will the fondant melt or get icky being that its sitting on top of cream cheese frosting? Can you apply fondant ahead of time to "wet" (sort of) frosting or icing without ruining it?
Oops! Correction - I used gumpaste, not fondant. Sorry - I don't often work with it and its my first time with gumpaste. Same rules for both?
If the gumpaste is hard already, it will be fine.
If you use hard gumpaste it will be fine.
Make sure it's completely dry and you will be fine
Even if it is totally dry, the cream cheese frosting will 'melt' them, in my experience. Add them at the last minute, then you can be sure they will look as great as you intend!
In my experince as long as you don't cover them up where they are air tight the flowers will be fine.