I have a rather infamous carrot cake that is rather moist that I am considering making for a friends birthday this week Friday. Question is this is a rather moist cake and I also prefer to use a cream cheese frosting as my crumb coat. Has anyone ever used fondant with these two types of cake and frosting? I've only done standard buttercreams and less moist cakes In the past for fondant applications I plan to make it Thursday evening and serve it Friday evening
My carrot cake is also very moist. After some issues several years ago, I now only use cream cheese frosting to fill my cake and SMBC to frost or crumb coat the cake. Cream cheese frosting gets soft easily and is a little acidic and I find the buttercream is more stable under the fondant. Hope this helps.
I would say if a carrot cake is dry there's something wrong with it, lol. No worries, go ahead as planed. I never had issues with buttercream and fondant on the cake. I even use carrot cake for carved cakes. My personal favourites are lemon smbc and cream cheese frosting, no fondant as I find it doesn't go well with carrot.
random carrot cake thought --perfectly cafeteria style take it or leave it -- squeeze the juice out of the carrots before adding them to the batter then drink the juice -- or not --
-- tired of looking for a carrot -- can you believe i could find eggplant before i could find carrot hahahaha
Carrot cake is my serious fave. Maybe a cream cheese filling with a white chocolate ganache crumb coat? That way you could get nice sharp edges under your fondant - if that's what you're going for. The flavor combo is stellar as well!