HAS ANYONE LAID THE FONDANT ON THE CAKE RIGHT AFTER MAKING IT,,OR HOW NECESSARY IS IT TO HAVE IT HANG OUT OVERNIGHT? I WANT TO COVER A CAKE AS SOON AS I MAKE IT, BUT NOT SURE WHAT IT WOULD DO IF I DIDN'T LET IT SIT FIRST? ANYONE PLEASE? I LOVE THIS STUFF!
I've done both, but I find it better to let the buttercream set up so you don't have to worry about it shifting. I usually cover my iced cake in saran wrap and put it in the fridge to cool until the buttercream sets up, and then I take it out and cover it in fondant. I use the american (fat + powdered sugar) version of buttercream, btw.
Ok great thank you! I normally have my cake iced down and cool prior to making fondant if it can be done once made and cake is all set up. Appreciate it!
Make your fondant before you bake the cake. It will help you with timing everything.