My niece wants a zebra striped cake with turquoise. I am making a 2 tier cake (10 inch & 6 inch-both 2 layers), frosting in white BC, fondant black zebra stripes and fondant turquoise bow on top with fondant ribbon flowing down top layer. (May use turquoise band for border or small fondant balls.)
I have to transport the cake 3 1/2- 4 hrs away and I'm in VA, very hot & humid. I have searched and have read to refrigerate the cake, keep the car ice cold, and cover windows from sunlight shining on cake. However, I just read on the Wilton site, searching for tips on making turquoise, to avoid fondant bleeding onto the BC, DON'T refrigerate the cake or the fondant will sweat and bleed? Is this true? If I allow the BC to crust before adding the stripes, should I be ok?
Also since I am traveling so far, should I assemble there? I am going to use dowel rods but really afraid of that distance it vibrating just too much.
Any help would be greatly appreciated! :) Thank you!