I mostly work with buttercream and have only done a handful of fondant covered cakes. I can make my buttercream appear to be fondant (really smooth) but someone wanted a fondant cake so I will do it.
Now, here's my questions...They cake is due Sunday. I will bake the cakes Tuesday night and freeze them. When should I take them out of the freezer? When should I crumb coat? When should I cover in fondant? I will be doing the majority of the decorating on Saturday. TIA.
Out of the freezer on Friday, fill, weight for settling.
Saturday, crumbcoat, ice, decorate.
What Leah said.
Can I fill and crumb coat on the same day? I never leave my cakes out and need to put it in the fridge Friday night...
I have to have cataract surgery on Friday morning in August Can I take them out of the freezer Wed afternoon fill, let settle till Wed night, crumb coat. Thursday frost w/light coat of buttercream and cover w/ fondant for a Sat wedding? Could refrigerate on Wed nite if needed. Buttercream filling.
If I am doing a large fondant cake for Saturday, I take the cake out of the freezer Thursday evening and frost the cake while frozen (I know everyone has a different opinion about this, but it works for me. Everyone comments about how most my cakes are.) Then, I touch up the buttercream on Friday if necesary and cover with fondant Friday evening. Then on Saturday, I finish the decorating.