Hi just wanting to know do you leave the buttercream to dry before covering with fondant or should you cover straight away.
cover right away ... if u leave it to dry the buttercream will crust and u will have trouble sticking fondant to it
I let it crust in the fridge first . Wet it then with a fine mist of water and then apply the fondant , it will stick no problem
I let mine crust in the fridge, too. I find it doesn't "ooze" out at the bottom when I'm smoothing the fondant. Also, if you have a problem in an area, it doesn't stick as much and makes it easier to correct.
I'd let it crust first. For one just in case you have to pull the fondant off to reposition it you won't have buttercream stuck to it and 2 so the buttercream won't droop from the weight of the fondant. I even go one step more and put ganache on it before fondant to make sure that everything is nice and neat!!
I've seen things that say to place the cake in the freezer for 10-15 mins not long enough to freeze and give you condensation issues, but just long enough for the icing to firm up so that it doesn't droop and smoosh from the weight of the fondant. I've had no issues following that advice.
ALWAYS Let it crust 1st! Or your frosting will smoosh out! Use piping gel or even brush a bit of water on the surface so your fondant will adhere! Good Luck!
Put it in the fridge so it hardens and that way it won't loose shape when you put the
I PUT MINE IN THE FREZER FOR THE TIME IT TAKES ME TO COLOR AND ROLL MY FONDANT. IF ITS SOFT IT WILL MESS UP THE SHAPE OF YOUR CAKE. IT NEEDS TO BE CRUSTED.
Thanks everyone i will give it a go.
I put mine in the fridge, and by the time I have my fondant colored and rolled, my cake is ready to go.