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Peeling fondant off of a cake before serving and not disturbing the icing?

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I have an opportunity to make cakes for a golf course this next spring/summer. The lady running the wedding planning said they peel off the fondant before serving because it dulls their knifes. She said a "goog" cake doesn't lose its icing after being peeled. My cakes always stick to the icing. I thought that's what avoids air bubbles. So, I was wondering if anyone knows about this and how to keep the icing on. Mg only thoughts are... maybe they use a ganache underthe fondant?
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Fondant is going to peel off butter cream.   That's why I completely ice my cakes when covered in fondant in case the person does peel it off...they still have a butter cream cake underneath.  Fondant does not dull knifes either.  She probably doesn't know what kind of knife she should be using.  She's coo-coo.

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The woman is a NUT......"dulls the knives"??????   How stupid can one person be????

 

If you peel off the fondant, [some of]  the icing comes off, so...............don't peel off the fondant.  Serve it and let the eater decide. 

 

I just tell people to eat the piece of cake from the bottom to the top and try the fondant if they want to. 

 

I do put on a full layer of BC and I tell people to cut the cakes with a non-serrated, long knife.  I get no complaints. 

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......... She's coo-coo.

ddaigle: straight to the point Sarge!

 

Declansmama: your cakes are delightful.  Maybe the golf nut is going to take off or mess with your beautiful creations in other ways as well.  How did she lose her previous Cake Decorating persons?

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post #6 of 22
That is ridiculous! If someone told me they planned to peel the fondant off every single cake before serving I would be outraged. If you don't want to cut/serve fondant, restrict the cakes to buttercream. If the brides want fondant, serve them fondant!!!! If the person in "charge" is this clueless about "good" cakes, this sounds like a nightmare in the making. Beware!
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I have an opportunity to make cakes for a golf course this next spring/summer. The lady running the wedding planning said they peel off the fondant before serving because it dulls their knifes. She said a "goog" cake doesn't lose its icing after being peeled. My cakes always stick to the icing. I thought that's what avoids air bubbles. So, I was wondering if anyone knows about this and how to keep the icing on. Mg only thoughts are... maybe they use a ganache underthe fondant?

I use ganache under my fondant and there's no way you could just peel the fondant off and leave the ganache intact. It's all stuck together with water.

 

Tell her that people can peel the fondant off their own piece if they would like. Can she show you a picture of a 'good' cake having its fondant peeled off? I can't imagine how that would work.

 

Even the word 'peel' is an odd one to use. You could cut the fondant off you slice of cake, or eat the cake out from under it, but it's stuck to the icing underneath. There's no 'peeling' happening.

 

The only time I've been able to peel fondant off cake is when it's a super thick layer stuck straight to a fruit cake.

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I can only imagine she's confusing fondant with rock hard royal icing, which I can guess may dull a knife, but soft fondant? She's out of her mind.
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post #9 of 22
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Thanks everyone! I thought it was strange but maybe I was doing something different then everyone else... she has been in wedding planning 20years but is new to the golf course. The golf course is just starting up their weddings and is lining up the decorators. I would be doing a lot of cupcake towers because she said 80% is going with cupcakes this year. This would be for next year. She wanted someone local. I just didn't want them serving my cakes and the icing all coming off and them tell the bride it was a cheaply made cake because it is expensive food cost and LOTS of hours! Thanks again
post #10 of 22

I went to a wedding once and the cake cutter peeled off everyone's fondant and was putting it in a pile.   I told her to leave mine one...I thought it was odd that she was doing that and and not letting the guest do it if they chose to.  Granted, most people (here) don't like it, but her pile of fondant looked ridiculous...especially at a wedding.  

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post #11 of 22

if they are using plastic forks--those potentially could pop a tong i guess maybe

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post #12 of 22

Maybe it's just me, but I don't want somebody messing with my piece of cake.  Peel your own fondant off if you don't want it, but just cut and serve the cake -don't mess with it!  I can make my own decisions as what to eat - lol 

 

And Declansimama, I'm sure you already know that a good cake has nothing to do with being able to peel off fondant.

 

Coo coo is right!

 

 

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post #13 of 22

If I paid for rolled fondant, and the cake cutter/server produced a "peeled" serving to my guests, I would be pretty miffed !! She's throwing my money into the bin ...

post #14 of 22

If fondant dulls their knives, how do they cut meat?  Or do they just "peel it apart?"  What a nut.  The wonders never cease!  

post #15 of 22

Lol - include a 'serving knife' with the cake order.

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