I am wondering if it is advisable or even been done by anyone else.
Is it possible to buttercream your cake then stick it in the freezer to firm up the buttercream BEFORE applying the fondant?
I ask this because I am going to be making a cake that needs to be flipped over after it is covererd in buttercream to have the fondant applied from the bottom up., then flipped again to right side it again. (making sense here )
I am afraid of ruining the layer of buttercream and having it show through the fondant with all the flipping.
This is the link to the cake I will be making.
Thanks for any help.
I have froze my cakes and then apply the fondant it works for me just fine. But I haven't put fondant frosted cake in the freezer. I'm afraid it might get sticky after.
Oh sorry, I am only wanting to put the frosted buttercream cake in the freezer then take it out and fondant it. I am not planning to put it back in the freezer after I fondant it.
Will this change the consistancy or moisture of the fondant when the frosting slowly thaws?
I have frosted cakes and put them in the frig, then covered in fondant. You have to be careful after you apply the fondant the coldness of the cake makes the fondant get cold and sticky. So work quickly. I have also put cake in the frig after covering in fondant. They do get sticky when they start to get room temp, but don't touch and they will be fine.
For me it didn't change any but I have read another post where you should put in the fridge to thaw it out . But in Colorado it is dry so that may have an effect depending on your location and humidity as well. Hope this helps.
yes, i flash freeze mine for about 5-7 minutes before cover. any longer than that and u will have serious condensation issues. HTH
It will probably cause the fondant to sweat. I looked at the picture - why all the flipping?
Not sure why all the flipping, its just how Debbie Brown, says to do it in her book. Does anyone have any ideas how to do this cake without the flipping and achieve the same look?
Yes. Just cover the main cake in fondant and decorate it. I don't understand why you would flip it - but maybe there is a detail I'm missing. HTH
You are suppose to buttercream the cake, then before you flip it, you are to roll some fondant into a long rope like strip and circle this around the top edge of the cake, so that once you fondant it from the bottom up, when it is flipped right side up ,you then fold the fondant over the rope like ring of fondant to create the babies bed area. Creating a hollow for it.
I freeze my buttercream-iced cakes for up to 20 minutes before applying fondant. That's the ONLY way I do it, unless the cake is too large to fit in my freezer. I do not have issues with condensation or stickiness.
Freeze away (albeit briefly!)
I freeze ALL my cakes before covering them in fondant. I have never had a problem with it. Good luck
Thanks for all your great feedback ladies. I now have a little more confidence in what I am going to do.
Oh, ok I understand what you're trying to do. I thought that this was a sculpted cake. Now I get it - the fondant would end in the middle top. Huh. Interesting. I never would have thought of that