Help... i am making a cake and am trying to cover it with the wilton fondant but it is not sticking to the cake what did i do wrong? how can i fix it without making a huge mess?
What do you have as frosting on the cake? You should be able to just spritz it with a little water to moisten in then put the fondant on.
Take it off the cake, reknead it and roll it out. Make sure that the BC on your cake hasn't crusted up too much. If it has then smooth it out again or spritz with a fine misting of water. Then apply the fondant. Should go on perfectly.
I NEVER mist my cakes with water. I use Planet Cakes method for covering a cake with fondant. I use this method whether I'm using ganache or bc. I let the bc crust really good....then I use simple syrup (1 c sugar dissolved in 1/2 c hot water) and a pastry brush and 'paint' a thin coat on my cake. This allows the fondant to adhere really well.
You can watch Planet Cake's "HOW TO COVER A CAKE WITH FONDANT" video tutorial on youtube. It's the best method I've found so far.
Robin, I usually just resmooth my buttercream and it makes it moist enough to adhere...only use a misting if I really need to but since using Indydebis recipe I haven't needed to<G>