Woman was supposed to get the cake Friday afternoon and I have somewhere to go earlier in the day so I figured I would get the cake done by tomorrow night. Now she says she can wait until before she leaves for the party and will pick it up on Saturday at 1:00. The cake is now frozen so I can do some carving, when I crumb coat it, should I put it in the fridge and let it sit there until tomorrow night to decorate or will it be okay if I cover it with fondant tonight? I have details to add to it and don't want to be doing too much Friday night if I need the extra time. Have not worked much with fondant on cakes. . .. thank you.
There are differing opinions on this, and it usually boils down to where you live. People that live in less humid places can usually get away with refrigerating fondant covered cakes with no problem. But those of us in really humid climates, not so much. When we have refrigerated fondant, it always gets really sticky and wet and shines after we take it out, and it never looks quite the same.
There is supposed to be a way you can box the cake and then wrap it in cling wrap so that the condensation stays on the box and not on the cake, but I have never tried it myself.
Does your cake have to be refrigerated? Does it have perishable filling? If not, you should be able to just leave it out overnight with no problem.
Similar question. I'm doing a sweet sixteen cake and she wants zebra stripes, which forces fondant, but she also wants a chocolate mousse filling, which needs to be refrigerated. Thoughts? I'm not sure what I should do.
LoveMeSomeCake is right on all counts - it DOES depend on where you live, and if you absolutely have to refrigerate a fondant-covered cake, you can place it in a cardboard box and wrap it airtight with plastic wrap. Of course, you may need a fridge the size of Cleveland to fit a cake box in it, but that's another problem. When you take it out of the fridge, let it come to room temp before you unwrap it and it should be okay, because the condensation forms on the outside of the box, not on the cake.