melmel11982 Posted 4 Mar 2013 , 3:32pm
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AI am a beginner in the cake world, and I am making my son a Mickey Mouse cake for his first birthday. I was just wondering how much icing is okay to put underneath fondant to make it taste better for the kids.

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ddaigle Posted 4 Mar 2013 , 3:35pm
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You will get different opinions on this.  Some just crumb coat then cover.   Because most people in my area do not like fondant and peel it off...I completely ice my cake before covereing in fondant.  That way when they do peel off, they will have a buttercream piece.

melmel11982 Posted 4 Mar 2013 , 4:05pm
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ASo if use more icing should I put the cake in the fridge to firm up the icing before I put the fondant on?

AZCouture Posted 4 Mar 2013 , 4:10pm
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As much as a cake that doesn't have fondant. 

AZCouture Posted 4 Mar 2013 , 4:11pm
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Some just crumb coat then cover. 

Really? Ouch.

ddaigle Posted 4 Mar 2013 , 4:39pm
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I agree AZ....I know lots of people that only crumb coat.   I've seen it done that way on tv also.  

 

OP.. I completely chill my cake (overnight) after I ice before I fondant it. 

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