I have a request for a birthday cake for next weekend, and the design has red, blue and black fondant accents on white buttercream. My question is how far in advance can I put the fondant accents on before I have to worry about them going soft or the colors bleeding??
I did a cake with a fondant plaque on the top and had no problems at all. But I always wondered about using fondant accents on the sides of buttercream or other frostings...what's to keep them from sliding off?
I've put fondant cut outs on the sides of a BC cake and had no problems. The BC was white and the fondant was in bold primary colors. I let the BC crust well and attached the accents with a little water. The cake was picked up the next day. There were no color bleeding problems or sliding. I wouldn't want to refrigerate after attaching the accents just in case there were condensation issues.
Thank you for your help!!
Our climate here is usually quite dry(20%-30% himidity). If your climate is very humid there might be a change. If your BC crusts well though I wouldn't worry about it. It should work.
Im from a humid area and is no trouble either. Make sure you use good quality color