I was looking through the past posts and had a thought. Since I will be traveling in possible heat could I freeze the cakes with the crumb coat on them then on the day of travel put the fondant on them and decorate them with them still frozen? Then they could thaw out as I drove keeping them cold but what would that do to the fondant? I know I would have to add a small bit of icing to give the fondant something to adhear to or not?
Just full of questions today LOL
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I would not recommend putting fondant on a frozen cake. A lady in one of my cake classes tried putting fondant on her frozen cake in class and the fondand seized up. It was not pliable at all and was cracking and breaking off.
Thanks I had a feeling the solution was too good to be usable
So then my next question would be how long do I have to have the cakes out before I can put the fondant on if I am making them ahead of time and do I need to have something for the fondant to "stick" to or is it fine laying over a dry crumb coat?
You should put a buttercream "Crumb coat" on it..
Dizzy, I have heard that you would take them out the day before you decorate..... keep them wrapped to avoid condensation, and make sure your crumb coat is VERY smooth, or the fondant layer will show all the flaws of the undercoat.....
It is okay to lay the fondant over a dry crumbcoat, just put a string of piping gel all the way around the bottom of you cake so the fondant has something to adhere to.