Can someone give me some hints please.
When I apply the fondant I brush a little water to allow the fondant to stick to the buttercream.
However when the cake is cut the fondant just falls away.
Is this normal?
If not, what do I need to do?
hi i've never had a problem with fondant not sticking, i would not put water on your buttercream it's just thinning your bc, and will make your fondant stickey, i've seen cake boss put fondant on a thick layer of butter cream but i learned on mine it's better thinner because a got bumps on the cake under the fondant, are you using your fondant smoother it should help the fondant stick using light pressure, you can check out u-tube
hi not just sticky, but slippery it need to stick to the buttercream
So won't add water.
How long do I leave the buttercream before applying fondant?
I usually just do a very thin layer of buttercream.
I'm fairly new to all of this!!
You shouldn't have to wait at all if you don't want to. Some prefer to chill their iced cakes before applying fondant just because it's a little easier. The buttercream won't move around as much if it's chilled.
So then is it normal for the fondant to fall away after the cake is cut?
It shouldn't fall off the cake once it's cut - the moisture in the buttercream should be more than enough for the fondant to stick even when you cut it up Sometimes it can fall off, but it usually takes a big glob of buttercream with it, purely because the fondant itself is so heavy.
I ususally chilled my cake after I put the buttercream on and it usually crust already. I spray the cake a little with water. I know it is not quite a good idea but what would you recommend in this case. Thank you
well what i would do is definately no water, and i guess a new buttercream or fondant recipe? switch whichever one u think is the trouble-maker.