I normally don't make cakes that are covered in fondant and I have my first fondant wedding cake due on Saturday. I am starting to get a little nervous. Can anyone give me anymore pointers, tips, etc?? I read not to put a lot of buttercream on the cake (underneath the fondant) is that correct?? Also, how thick should I roll the fondant out to be?? I am worried about it sagging, etc. The bride doesn't want ganache, she wants buttercream. I read that I should let the cake settle, but that putting it in the freezer/fridge can cause problems....What procedure do you guys do to get a smooth looking fondant covered cake...this is going to be a 4 tier stacked cake.
Using a SMBC or IMBC will help give you clean edges if she doesn't want ganache. I always put my iced cakes in the fridge/freezer before covering with fondant. It would help to know what type of fondant you're using as well. Typically 1/4-1/8 in. when rolling out. I use the mat. It takes a little longer, but it's so much easier to pick up and cover larger cakes. You can get a substantial layer of buttercream under the fondant without it sagging. Just make sure to chill your cakes. To help settle the cakes, put a cake pan on top of a torted/filled cake and put a heavy object (can of beans, etc) inside and let sit. This will help get rid of bulges under the fondant. Then smooth and crumb coat.
You are brave to do a fondant covered 4 tier wedding cake as your first....ive made a bunch of fondant ones and it takes a while to master...post pics when its done....are you making the fondant urself? Because it can be tempermental at times....let us know how it turns out Good luck!!
You are brave to do a fondant covered 4 tier wedding cake as your first...
Unless you were meaning that you do fondant cakes, you've just never done a wedding cake in fondant.
I don't do many cakes at all, but I am no where near ready for a wedding cake right now.. lol.
Good luck, hope it turns out awesome for you.
Sweetie78 - thank you so much!!
beautiful! Great job!
Very sweet cake! You did a great job and now. . . on to the next! YAY!!!
Great job! So happy for you!
Thanks everyone!! I learned a lot from this cake. I know what to do (and not do) on the next one. I don't fear fondant anymore. LOL!!