How Long Before Can I Cover Fruit Cake With Fondant??

Decorating By Queenguba Updated 8 Nov 2008 , 7:40am by MikeRowesHunny

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Queenguba Posted 8 Nov 2008 , 6:43am
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1st time cake decorator, making fruit cakes for christmas. How long before do i cover the cakes in fondant?? Any advice??

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MikeRowesHunny Posted 8 Nov 2008 , 7:40am
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Using marzipan as a base (highly recommended, or if you don't like marzipan then use 2 layers of fondant), I have covered fruit cakes up to 5 weeks in advance with no problems, just store in a box to keep out light and keep off dust. In any advent you want to give fondant a couple of days to 'set', so no later than a couple of days ahead of time is my recommendation.

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