Timeline And Icing Question

Decorating By Ninabeth19 Updated 4 Sep 2008 , 1:12am by leah_s

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Ninabeth19 Posted 3 Sep 2008 , 8:44pm
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I'm making a cake nest week and this is the first one that I'm having to split up on days that I'm making it. Let me know how this sounds:

Monday: Bake cakes and make Michele Foster Fondant
Tuesday: I'm busy with other stuff so I don't have time to work on the cake
Wednesday: Fill, ice and decorate the cake
Thursday: Bring to work for the party

I "think" I'm making a chocolate cake with strawberry filling. Can I use chocolate buttercream underneath white fondant? I'm thinking not, but maybe? Will the cake be okay in the fridge for 3 days or should I freeze it?

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PinkZiab Posted 3 Sep 2008 , 9:07pm
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Yes you can definitely use the chocolate buttercream under white fondant. Unless you roll your fondant superthin, it won't show through. I think your timeline sounds pretty good. Ideally, I like to have a day for the cake to settle after I fill/crumb coat it before I fondant and decorate, but as long as you let it rest for a little while in between you should be okay.

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leah_s Posted 4 Sep 2008 , 1:12am
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Ditto the settling time. If you bake on Monday, torte, wrap and freeze, all should go well. First thing Wednesday, pull it out, fill wrap and put a paperback book on top to let it sit and settle. Give it a few hours, ice and decorate.

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