I Am New...do I Do The Fondant Decorations On Cake Day Bfore

Decorating By JHeide Updated 31 Jan 2010 , 10:39pm by catlharper

JHeide Posted 29 Jan 2010 , 7:03am
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I was wondering since I am making a casino theme....the fondant will be covering the cake and im using the fondant as decors on the cake and cupcakes. Its for friday night. DO i make it day before or do the same day? will it dry? or? let me know! help!

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catlharper Posted 29 Jan 2010 , 7:11am
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If you can do make the fondant a few days ahead of time so the decorations have a chance to harden up. The rest of the fondant can be wrapped tightly in the fridge till you need to cover the cake (usually the night before the event) and then you can place the fondant decorations on the cake. If you mix some tylose into the fondant you will have the decorations dry faster, otherwise they will need a few days (especially if it is raining) to dry.


Good luck!

JHeide Posted 29 Jan 2010 , 7:22am
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Originally Posted by catlharper

If you can do make the fondant a few days ahead of time so the decorations have a chance to harden up. The rest of the fondant can be wrapped tightly in the fridge till you need to cover the cake (usually the night before the event) and then you can place the fondant decorations on the cake. If you mix some tylose into the fondant you will have the decorations dry faster, otherwise they will need a few days (especially if it is raining) to dry.


Good luck!





SO If i am done with cake the day before, do i let it sit out or cover with lid or?? I am too new to this!

catlharper Posted 29 Jan 2010 , 7:56am
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Go ahead and put it into whatever container you are going to use to deliver the cake, whether this be a cake carrier or a cake box you may have. HTH

ayerim979 Posted 29 Jan 2010 , 7:59am
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Originally Posted by JHeide

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Originally Posted by catlharper

If you can do make the fondant a few days ahead of time so the decorations have a chance to harden up. The rest of the fondant can be wrapped tightly in the fridge till you need to cover the cake (usually the night before the event) and then you can place the fondant decorations on the cake. If you mix some tylose into the fondant you will have the decorations dry faster, otherwise they will need a few days (especially if it is raining) to dry.


Good luck!




SO If i am done with cake the day before, do i let it sit out or cover with lid or?? I am too new to this!




Well it all depends on where you live , nothing will happen if you leave your cake out. Unless it hot n humid

If you put it in frige you need to make sure that your cake is somehow covered because it can pick up fridge smells (happend to me once not a good thing).

Also you are going to find some condensation (hope I spelled that right lol !!!) on the fondant so you will have to let it dry . No biggy if you dont.

ceshell Posted 29 Jan 2010 , 8:00am
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Don't cover with an airtight lid; if you seal in the moisture your fondant may get sticky. However it is always a good idea to cover with something (a cake box comes to mind, or loosely drape plastic wrap over it) to keep bugs, dust, etc. off of your cake. When I use a domed cake plate, I simply prop the dome up on two sides to allow air in to circulate. As for the cake itself (the baked part), the fondant seals it all in nicely.

Don't worry about being new! That's what CC is here for. We all learned at some point! I learned literally everything I know about cakes (which isn't much LOL) here on CC. Keep asking questions!!

atasteofheaven Posted 29 Jan 2010 , 2:38pm
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Don't worry about being new! That's what CC is here for. We all learned at some point! I learned literally everything I know about cakes (which isn't much LOL here on CC Keep asking questions


Thanks for your advice there are so many people out there that enjoy doing this but don't know the proper steps to make the creation in their heads turn in a piece of art.

And p.s. the only stupid question is the one unasked. i learnt that in third grade and it has helped me in my 30 years of life.
Thanks for everybodies advice and help

Peridot Posted 29 Jan 2010 , 5:02pm
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Agree with ceshell.

I never cover tightly and I never refrigerate (unless I have used a filling that needs to be refrigerated and I tend to stay away from those). I leave my cake on the counter and cover lightly with plastic wrap.

catlharper Posted 31 Jan 2010 , 10:39pm
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when I said to wrap well I meant the unused fondant, not the fondant covered cake. I was always told never to put a fondant covered cake in the fridge unless it has perishable fillings because of the condensation spots that may occur. But the left over unused fondant can be stored wrapped well in the fridge for up to two weeks. Since she was talking about making figures and not about covering a cake she may not be able to make all the figures or use up all the fondant in one sitting and may need to store the fondant for a period of time.

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