Chocolate Cake White Icing

Decorating By i-like-cake Updated 28 May 2010 , 8:13pm by LisaMarie86

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i-like-cake Posted 26 May 2010 , 9:47pm
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I am making a three tired wedding cake for my friend in July. She wants one tier lemon sponge, one vanilla sponge and the third chocolate sponge. The entire cake is going to be iced with white fondant. Do i need to cover the chocolate tier with anything before I ice it? I am afraid that the chocolate will discolour the icing if I dont?. Has anyone got any ideas or experiences from icing a chocolate cake? Thanks xXx

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Charmed Posted 28 May 2010 , 7:47pm
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usually I iced cakes with buttercream or ganache before covering with fondant.

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3GCakes Posted 28 May 2010 , 7:55pm
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You definitely need to ice the cake with something before applying the fondant or it won't stick to the cake.

But...the chocolate cake isn't going to color the fondant.

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LisaMarie86 Posted 28 May 2010 , 8:13pm
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Cover it with a thin layer of buttercream and then put the fondant on top. It wouldnt stick to just the cake itself so you have to cover it anyways.

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