I am looking to do this cake:
(but only one layer)
Instead of covering my cake with fondant, I would like to ice it in buttercream, but do the cutouts in fondant.
What do I need to know? Should I make the cutouts today and let them dry until say Thursday, and then put them on the cake?
Or should I cut them out and immediately put them on the cake, on Thursday?
Will they attach straight to the buttercream or do I need to put something on to attach them to?
Thanks in advance for all the help, this is my first venture into fondant!
I generally do my cut outs as I am putting them on the cake. If you don't need them to curve around the edges or sides, you can do them early and let them dry.
You can use a little buttercream, piping gel, vanilla, or anything else wet to attach them. Just use a little bit though.
I Agree, I let my cake cool so it don't get damaged as i decorate it but i do put decorations right after i cut them
Thanks. Never thought about using vanilla.
I always do my cut outs ahead of time, I like to have everything ready to go. They firm up a bit and are easier to pick up and place on the cake. I have cut them out and put in zip lock bags, and they stay soft, so they can be curved if need be.