i am doing a 4 tiered wedding cake for Sat.
the layers are baked and base iced and in the frig.
I was wondering when you guys fondant and decorate them.
I am doing the cake by myself and am worried about having enough time.
Do you thinnk its okay to start fondanting the layers tonight or should I wait and do it all tomorrw?
First of all, get them out of the fridge and let them come to room temp on the counter. You never want to put a final coat on a cold cake...this can lead to blow outs in BC and bubbles in fondant. Secondly, you can cover the cake up to about 3 days before the delivery and be assured your cake is still fresh and wonderful. HTH
It honestly depends on how much additional decoration will be on your cake. I like to have the cake completed the night before delivery to give me some time for touch-up if needed.
If we're talking fondant & a ribbon, tonight or tomorrow would be fine.
If you're adding a hundred gumpaste flowers, a bunch of piping, and little dragees scattered everywhere....fondant that cake right now.