Not really for sure on how to do a candy coated cake, After baking the cake and letting it cool, then do you just pour the melted candy over the cake, and after it hardens ice the cake, and decorate??? Please help
I don't follow what you're asking. What kind of candy do you mean???
I'm talking about baking a cake letting it dry then putting melted chocolate on covering the whole cake then let dry, frost and decorate, or Do I frost at all? or do I let the melted chocolate be the frosting!
Sounds like whipped chocolate ganache. You can use it in place of buttercream. One or the other, but you dont have to do both. If you want it to be the consistency of buttercream, you have to let the ganache sit overnight at room temp to thicken, then you can whip it and frost your cake with it. Unless you want it to be melted, then you can just pour it right over the cake while it's still warm and it will coat it that way, but it will be a runny consistency.
I've coveren alot of cakes in ganache- I think that might be what you are looking for. You have to crumb coat the cake first, but make sure it is smooth. Then make the ganache (white choc, milk choc, dark choc, etc) and pour over. It sets up to a soft coating and you can decorate on it, but don't re-ice it. HTH!!
Sounds like you are talking about a poured fondant (Ganache) Cover the cooled cake in a smooth layer of buttercream then refrigerate for about 10 minutes. make sure the buttercream is totally smooth then pour the melted ganache over the cake. Make sure the cake is sitting on a cooling rack that is over another pan to catch the run off.