I am going to cover a cake with two layers of fondant. I plan to use buttercream icing under the bottom layer of fondant but do I need to use something between the two layers of fondant to keep the top layer from sliding off? This is my first attempt at this and would appreciate any info anyone wants to share. Thanks!
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Why are you double covering your cake?
Usually you just need to moisten fondant to get more fondant to adhere to it.
I want to cut out shapes from the top layer (which will be colored) and have the white layer underneath show through the shapes. I have seen this done and really like the effect, but I wasn't sure about whether the top layer of fondant might slip off if I didn't use something to make it adhere to the bottom layer.
Thanks for your assistance.
I suppose it may depend on your environment and type of fondant but I have done exactly what you are wanting to do (dry air and satin ice fondant) and I didn't put anything between the layers. It sticks to itself just fine. I also roll mine out on Pam so if you have a lot of powdered sugar residue that may be a problem.
I think it might stretch too much if you cut first especially if there's more than one hole--CandyCakes, you are wanting like a one-layer cloisonne effect yes?
Like when you do a car windshield you put fondant on the 'car' and then layer the car's exterior surface on top of that and cut away the top layer to expose the windshied which now looks recessed like a real windshield.
If just random shapes are being applied yes cut them first. But if you are placing layers to slice off and expose different colors underneath then you cut after it's all applied.
Sounds like fun!!
And also you don't want it to stick together so much in this case so you can cleanly remove the excess. So If I did apply anything to help it stick it would be in areas where I knew I did not need to cut away--in the car example that's the hood. doors, roof, and the rear end. If I put a tad of moisture on those areas it helps hold it in place a bit too, But I know I've forgotten to moisten and it works.
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