Fondant: How Long Before Stacking?

Decorating By splymale Updated 21 Apr 2011 , 1:31pm by splymale

splymale Posted 20 Apr 2011 , 6:24pm
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I have read to let the fondant sit on the cake for 12 hours before stacking. Is this neccessary?
I have a cake with perishable filling, I don't want to refrigerate the fondant overnight. I was hoping to cover it very early in the morning the day of the wedding.
Any suggestions?

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JenFailla Posted 20 Apr 2011 , 8:04pm
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I have always stacked my fondant cakes right after covering them and have never had a problem. You should be fine. thumbs_up.gif

DeniseNH Posted 20 Apr 2011 , 11:19pm
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I stack mine right after covering. I do put a layer of confectioners sugar down first - just in case I need to move it a bit - otherwise it sticks like glue. Just brush away any extra and make sure to pound a wooden shish-ka-bob stick down through all layers and foam-core plates.

tonedna Posted 20 Apr 2011 , 11:49pm
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I always stack as soon as I cover them. The longer that you wait, the fondant dries and can crack.
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splymale Posted 21 Apr 2011 , 1:31pm
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Thanks for the advice!

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