tal Posted 6 Mar 2012 , 12:44am
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I was wondering if anyone else experiences this....when i cover with fondant, i obviously have a crumb coat, chilled, then put another layer of frosting over, then cover in fondant BUT the fondant just doesn't seem to look as 'tight' on the cake....almost as if I shouldn't bother putting the 2nd coat of frosting over the crumb coat....i hope this is making sense icon_confused.gif

can the fondant stick to a cake that has been chilled? or does the frosting have to be 'wet' in order for it to stick? I've just always covered the cake 'wet'.....

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HootersAlicia Posted 6 Mar 2012 , 12:55am
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I know everything seems to say that the frosting is a "glue" to make the fondant stick, but I just do one coat of frosting, let it dry and then apply my fondant. It seems to stick just fine and I like it better that if I get a tear I can take it off and do it again without it being covered in frosting.

Vista Posted 6 Mar 2012 , 3:27am
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I have chilled first. Sometimes the frosting is not wet enough to make the fondant stick, so I just brush on a little bit of water. Never had any problems.

tal Posted 7 Mar 2012 , 6:46pm
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most ppl that i bake for like a lot more than just a crumb coat - that's where my prob comes in b/c i want to add extra frosting, but that's where the fondant doesn't come out looking neat and pressed tightly enough against the cake????

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QuebecGirl Posted 7 Mar 2012 , 7:40pm
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Originally Posted by tal

most ppl that i bake for like a lot more than just a crumb coat - that's where my prob comes in b/c i want to add extra frosting, but that's where the fondant doesn't come out looking neat and pressed tightly enough against the cake????

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To solve that problem on cakes that use buttercream as a filling, I add more frosting in the middle of the layers.

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