Can I Cover This Cake With Fondant?

Decorating By sereg001 Updated 18 Sep 2011 , 3:11am by Coral3

sereg001 Posted 17 Sep 2011 , 5:37pm
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I got an order this weekend for a nurse themed layer cake. The client wants a 13 layers chocolate cake. The cake has 13 very thin layers and a boiled, thin, chocolate frosting. The frosting thickens up as it cools but I am wondering if I can cover this cake with fondant after it cools, so I can decorate it? I am worried that the cake may not support the weight of the fondant. I usually put in some dowels to support the layers from sliding anyway, so will this maybe help the cake to hold the fondant on? I am about to start on it and I need help! icon_lol.gif

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sereg001 Posted 18 Sep 2011 , 12:12am
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bakingshell Posted 18 Sep 2011 , 12:40am
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you def should be able to! just make sure that after a few layers put some dowel rods and then a cake board and keep going! then of course cover your cake with the fondant

sereg001 Posted 18 Sep 2011 , 1:32am
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Thanks! I am going to go for it. I think it will be okay but I didn't want to make a disaster out of it, lol.

Coral3 Posted 18 Sep 2011 , 3:11am
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If it's the boiled frosting you're not sure about you could switch it for ganache perhaps? As long as the frosting is stable, then the 13 layers of cake should be fine.

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