First Fondant Cake Question

Decorating By NewtoConfections Updated 6 Sep 2010 , 11:56pm by NewtoConfections

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NewtoConfections Posted 6 Sep 2010 , 2:40pm
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I have a cake order for Thursday and I was not sure about the steps. Will it be ok to bake my cakes Tuesday and crumb coat them then cover them with the fondant and decorations Wednesday night? I wasn't sure if Tuesday would be too soon to bake and crumbcoat? Also would I need to refrigerate the cake before covering it with fondant? I've taken the classes but wasn't sure since this was never addressed.

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Texas_Rose Posted 6 Sep 2010 , 2:56pm
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It would be fine to bake Tuesday. I put my cakes in the fridge before I put the fondant on, but not everyone does. The reason I do it is that I want a thicker coat of buttercream than usually goes under fondant, and if I put the buttercream on that thick and then cover it at room temp, most of the BC will squish out under the fondant as I smooth it.

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catlharper Posted 6 Sep 2010 , 6:19pm
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I bake on Monday, cool, level, torte then wrap each layer seperately then together with press and seal and freeze. The day I want to decorate I take the layers out of the freezer, fill, crumbcoat and let them come up to room temp and settle at least 3 hours. A cake can settle as much as an inch and if you cover a cold cake you can end up with bubbles of air/gas trying to escape and ruining your cake. The air/gas can escape the crumbcoat but not the final coat of fondant while the cake is coming to room temperature. You CAN chill your cake for a few minutes to help set a thick crumbcoat but not too long or the cake itself gets cold and then you'd have air/gas issues again. And, yes, I almost always finish a cake the day before delivery. The only time I may still be working on one is if it's not due till the evening on the day of delivery. HTH

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mommynana Posted 6 Sep 2010 , 6:55pm
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can i jump in and ask a question,please i have a cake in the freezer for sunday i was going to take it out on sat and fill and crumb and put the fondant on it. now i relized i can`t do that on sat, cuz its 911 and i have to go to a service for my nephew that died on 911. is it to soon to do it all on fri. TIA

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catlharper Posted 6 Sep 2010 , 9:59pm
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Yup...I try not to finish a cake more than 3 days in advance to help insure freshness but if you finish it on Friday and serve it Sat night or Sunday then you'll still be just fine.

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mommynana Posted 6 Sep 2010 , 11:37pm
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thanks, catlharper

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NewtoConfections Posted 6 Sep 2010 , 11:56pm
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Againg the CC Angels came to my rescueicon_smile.gif! I will bake and crumb tomorrow night then cover and decorate on Wednesday. I have to deliver it by 10:30am Thursday morning.

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