Covering A Cake

Decorating By kerfufflecakes Updated 23 Apr 2011 , 1:56am by CalhounsCakery

kerfufflecakes Posted 21 Apr 2011 , 10:16am
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Hi just wanting to know do you leave the buttercream to dry before covering with fondant or should you cover straight away.

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Nusi Posted 21 Apr 2011 , 10:51am
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cover right away ... if u leave it to dry the buttercream will crust and u will have trouble sticking fondant to it

wiggler Posted 21 Apr 2011 , 12:01pm
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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

ChrisJack1 Posted 21 Apr 2011 , 12:48pm
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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. icon_smile.gif

cakeandpartygirl Posted 21 Apr 2011 , 1:30pm
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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!!

bakingkat Posted 21 Apr 2011 , 3:18pm
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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.

amyoungbl00d5 Posted 21 Apr 2011 , 4:35pm
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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! thumbs_up.gif

tonedna Posted 21 Apr 2011 , 5:02pm
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Put it in the fridge so it hardens and that way it won't loose shape when you put the
fondant.
Edna icon_smile.gif

Reyna Posted 21 Apr 2011 , 6:20pm
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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.

kerfufflecakes Posted 21 Apr 2011 , 10:22pm
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Thanks everyone i will give it a go. icon_smile.gif

CalhounsCakery Posted 23 Apr 2011 , 1:56am
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I put mine in the fridge, and by the time I have my fondant colored and rolled, my cake is ready to go.

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