Hi, I'm new to decorating birthday cakes and was wondering whether it would work to cover a cheesecake with buttercream icing and then further decorate with fondant?
One of the fondant decorations I want to use might be a little heavy and I worry that the cheesecake might start to fall in because of the weight.
Hi!... I have never covered a cheesecake before, so I look forward to seeing the replies here.
However, I might be helpful regarding your heavy fondant decoration. Without knowing more details, I think a dowel or two would be sufficient.
Earlier this month I made a wedding cake with a heavy gumpaste topper. For that design, I just needed one dowel in the top and it balanced perfectly without sagging onto the cake.
i don't remember using fondant on cheesecake but i'm sure it can be done --
i have used cheesecakes to make deocrated cakes, tier cakes etc. buttercream and ganache iced -- frozen cheesecake handles like dream -- no worries --
and it of course has to be kept cold --
so if fondanted i would put a couple unobtrusive holes in the 'back' and keep them open to be the pressure release valve to help prevent air bubbles from forming anywhere -- kwim