camsmommy Posted 21 Apr 2012 , 1:57am

I am doing my first big event tomorrow and I have already baked, filled, and crumb coated my cakes. I want to put the final layer of icing on my cakes and decorate them tonight but need to know how long I should remove them from the fridge before applying my final layer? I am using the Viva towel method to get smooth buttercream (unless there is a better method, I am open to suggestions!) and then applying fondant decorations. I would love to be able to get this done tonight because tomorrow I am baking 10 dozen cupcakes for the event so will be pressed for time! Thank you for your help in advance!

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carmijok Posted 21 Apr 2012 , 2:29am

Ice it as soon as you take it out of the refrigerator--there's no reason to wait... then when your frosting crusts do your Viva towel thing. Or use the Melvira roller method...that's good too. I usually get my cake cold again to set the buttercream and then start adding the fondant decor. I usually keep my cakes cold up until delivery and then deliver at least an hour before an event starts.

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