I was planning on filling and icing my cakes tonight and then applying the fondant tomorrow night.
I was wondering if it would stick okay?
Any advise greatly appreciated,
That is how I decorate cakes and from what I have read, most people do this as well. It gives the cake time to settle and hopefully will eliminate any air bubbles in the fondant. I usually apply some piping gel to the cake to make the fondant stick but I have also used a light spritz of water too.
If you use a non crusting buttercream, it should stick without having to do anything else.
If using a crusting buttercream, lightly rub over it with a slightly damp paper towel. The piping gel works too... I just tend to use too much and it gets messy.
I've spritzed with water, but you have to be careful not to do too much or it pools around the bottom. Creates a disgusting mess!
i always ice my cakes a good couple of hours before hand, if not the day before i apply the fondant, im very heavy handed so i prefer something sturdy to work with, like jonahsmom, i spritz my cake with a little water, or use a pastry brush damped with water if i have too, and like she said, you dont need much, just a tiny bit to make it dampish
Thank you so much for all the helpful replies!
I have a spray bottle (the ones you buy at Home Dept) with the adjustable nozzle... and I set it to the lightest spray setting... it's just a mist of water... the less the better...
I've always filled and crumbcoated, then let settle before icing and covering with fondant-- and then I feel like I have to rush to get the fondant on while the bc is still sticky. but I like the idea of icing ahead of time and then covering the next day. Do you think refrigerating an iced cake overnight and then spritzing (or painting with gel) would cause any problems? covering a cold cake might make the fondant weep? sure would be nice to add some time to the bc in this climate!