Cover A Sponge Cake With Fondant?

Decorating By bakermommy4 Updated 13 Aug 2010 , 5:15am by auzzi

bakermommy4 Posted 10 Aug 2010 , 5:31pm
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Hi all...I have NEVER covered a sponge cake with fondant and now I have a woman who's seen many cake boss episodes and wants a 3 tiered birthday cake made with vanilla and chocolate sponge....covered in fondant. Yeah I've seen Buddy do it a gazillion times and I always scratch my head and ask how does he do that? My sponge is far too light to cover with fondant.

I've tried to persuade this lady to go with a denser cake...but nooo...she's a huge cake boss fan and she says "I'm confident...I know you can do it if Buddy can". Buddy's been baking damn near since birth...I've been decorating just 3 maybe 4 years now.

Anyway...someone please help me I'm gonna pull my hair out by the roots here.
Thanks in advance
Very Happy

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bakermommy4 Posted 10 Aug 2010 , 6:32pm
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anyone with any advice on this...please help

Kimmers971 Posted 10 Aug 2010 , 6:38pm
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Sorry, I've never done this but my only suggestion would be to roll your fondant as thin as possible to lighten the weight. Hopefully others will chime in with more experience and advice. Good Luck icon_biggrin.gif

cmnycakes Posted 10 Aug 2010 , 6:46pm
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I'd probably do the same thing, very thin order of fondant, and a thick thick layer of real butter buttercream and chill the crap out of it before covering.

auzzi Posted 13 Aug 2010 , 5:15am
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British decorators use Victoria Sponges routinely with rolled fondant.

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