You gals and guys are so full of wonderful knowledge I wish I had time to just spend hours on the sight (already have and I see it is the tip of the iceberg). I am looking for a little advice.
I am making my first cake with a fondant "cover" and I want to make sure I have all my info and know what is the best to do.
I know I need to add icing between the cake and the fondant and I was wondering which types of icing work best. I have made butter based buttercreams in the past but I see a lot of people here use Crisco based. Is there a preference?
My plan is to make an altered cake mix with the Peanut butter recipe from the recipe page and I wanted to make a chocolate BC. My time is amazingly tight this week so I am going to focus more on the fondant and skip layering the cake this time. Would a general chocolate BC with a base of butter work for between or is there a better way?
Also I want to make sure the Peanut Butter cake recipe will stand up to a topper? My plan is to do a 9 inch base cake with a half Wilton Sports Ball as a topper (picture Mickey Mouse Ear Hat).
Thank you all so much for your information. I am so pleased to have found your forum.
Icing that sits up firm is better to use under fondant than cream cheese icing or any icing that tends to be on the soft side. I use both SMBC and crusting bc for my icing and they both work just fine. I also use ganache under fondant.
I hadn't even considered ganache that would be tasty. I will think on this. Thank you for your response.
I was thinking about doing the base cake in PB and then maybe a simple chocolate for the topper. I could use ganache on the PB and then a simple crusting bc for the top... My brain is a swirl with ideas.
I think the ganache will be really good with pb...yummy
Were you planning on putting the ball on a cardboard plate and dowel the bottom cake, then you won't have to worry about the weight of the ball, it should be supported.
I had a number of contemplations but didn't have a solid plan yet. I need to get to the store for the last of my supplies. I have a feeling once I make this cake for my husband a couple other family members are going to want one.
I figured I might get a reusable cake round if they aren't overly expensive with a cake pillar. The cake is going to have to travel from Seattle to Portland by car (3 hours) so I am torn between that and maybe just waiting and assembling there. I haven't done any cakes stacked like this in years and there are so many new cool toys!