I haven’t done a lot of fondant cakes so I am looking for some advice. The cake is due on Sunday, the 25th. I work full time so will have to work on it in the evenings. It is 10” (cake), 8” double barrel (dummy) and 6” (cake). Cakes are baked and in the freezer. My plan is to frost and fondant the cakes on Thursday & Friday (22nd & 23rd) and decorate on Saturday.
Frost with SMBC, chill, cover with fondant and keep in fridge until Saturday. I feel like I should keep them in the fridge, but I am worried about condensation when I take them out on Saturday. Even in October, it is very humid in Texas. Should I wrap them in plastic wrap so the condensation doesn’t develop directly on the fondant? Also is it OK to leave the finished cake out on the counter?
I always keep my smbc and fondanted cakes in the fridge. Take them out of the fridge when delivering, and don't touch the fondant. Even if they look wet/glossy, they will dry out soon. I don't bother with plastic wrap, you take the chance of marring your fondant.
there are two (or more!) schools to pretty much everything in baking, so figure out what works for you, and go with that. What is best for you is what's best for you!
missy -- you are a little stressed about your cake maybe? it's ok -- it's gonna be ok -- if you want more security/confidence make a little cake in advance and fridge it, box it up and ride around with it in your car and see how it does for you -- no matter how many people answer your question it can't compared with you doing it yourself --
best to you !