How long in advance can you cover a cake in fondant?
Party is at 4:00 tomorrow. Need to have it ready by 11:00 a.m tomorrow.
I will be icing an 11" X 15" sheet cake in buttercream and laying a fondant 'baseball jersey' on top of the buttercream iced cake. I have already made the jersey and am concerned about it drying in a different shape than i want it to be on the actual cake. It is laying flat now and I know after I place it on tha cake I will want it to have some wrinkled places on it. Would like to wait till tomorrow morning before I start to decorate,so the cake will look it's best, but as I've said, the jersey has already been made. (I will be adding a fondant covered 3D baseball cap on the side.)
Any help will be so appreciated!
I would shape the jersey like you will want it on the cake and cover it somewhat, so that it is still somewhat pliable, but not totally soft. Dust your surface that it will rest on w/ cornstarch, lay it out and shape it, and then drape some plastic wrap over but not tightly. It's not too early tonite to actually put it on the cake if you want to; it will be fine for tomorrow.
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