My youngest daughter (okay, she will be 25!) loves anything strawberry. I am wondering if it is possible to make strawberries from fondant and then coat them with sugar. A few years ago I tried real strawberries covered in chocolate on her cake, which she loved...but by the time I traveled over an hour to give her the cake, the strawberries had started to 'weep'. She didn't care, but I thought it looked bad.
If it is possible to coat fondant with sugar, what kind of sugar is best? And can it be done a few days ahead of time?
Thanks to all the experience cakers that are so willing to share their knowledge! Much appreciated!!!
I have seen fondant cakes covered in sprinkles so I don't think sugar would be a problem. You could do crystal sprinkles on it. I have some that look like a clear version of sugar in the raw.
Crystal sprinkles!!! That is a good idea; thank you so much!
I covered a fondant cake with sanding sugar. I just brushed the fondant with some water to make it tacky and then pressed the sanding sugar to it to make it stick. I did the day before the party and the cake had to travel 70 miles away before we ate it.
Good luck with whatever you try.
Thanks for your info! I was wondering if I could make them up a few days ahead; at least I now know they can be done the day before. Less stress for this ol' gal. lol