I'm baking a cake for my older son's sixth birthday. I have tried out a cake with fondant for my younger son's birthday earlier this year. There were a couple of issues.
1. The recipe I used for the cake produced a very moist cake. My search online has led me to a few recipes that call for an instant pudding mix. Unfortunately, I can't find it in stores. Can I use a homemade version in the cake mix?
2. I levelled the cake after resting for half an hour or so and it was a big mess. I'm assuming it was due to the mix I'd used. Should I freeze the cake or put it in the fridge to firm up.
3. The weather is usually hot and humid and I found the icing a bit of a problem. Also the cake layers seemed a bit tilted.
4. Also, I put my cake back in the fridge after applying Fondant covered in cling film. I didnt want any more damages with runny icing. The only thing is that the fondant was sweating.
Please tell me how to properly prepare my cake for fondant, storage after applying fondant and also how to dense up a cake mix.