I was planning to make a carrot cake and iced it in traditional cream cheese icing and cover it in fondant and then I read that people had problems with oil oozing beneath the fondant and some other stuff. now I don't know what to do...Help!!
I recently covered a carrot cake in fondant, but i used buttercream. I didn't have any problems with it, but i don't know anything about using cream cheese icing. sorry =(
I have used cream cheese buttercream (added cream cheese to basic butter/shortening icing) on carrot cake and covered it in fondant without oozing stuffs. I'll be doing another tomorrow night for a Saturday wedding as well. I wonder why the oil oozing issue with a carrot cake but not with other cakes that call for oil (some chocolate cakes...)...
I would do it with a white chocolate ganache and chill it well. I'm in love with ganache under fondant and don't want to go back to buttercream, ever!
what I read was that there is an enzyme in cream cheese that reacts with fondant and causes the oozing. I will have to do more search about it.
I've used cream cheese icing under fondant a few times with no problems. I have used the recipe from designmeacake. I used the cream cheese buttercream.
I have only made one carrot cake an covered it in fondant. I iced it with a cream cheese buttercream and had no problems.
I LOVE carrot cake and often make it for myself (I dont' ever seem to get requests for it). I've never had a problem using cream cheese icing and fondant. I've never heard about the emzyne thing.