My plan is to make Michelle Foster's chocolate fondant and add black gel color to it. Then I'm going to cover each side of the cake with a panel of fondant and hide the seams with fondant rolled to look like the piping. I've decorated with fondant before but this is my first attempt at a cake covered in fondant so any help/tips/advice would be great!!
1) Does this sound like a good plan?
2) Any reason to use chocolate MMF vs. Foster's fondant?
3) Any suggestions on how to make the fondant to look like textured leather?
4) Should I be worried about condensation on the fondant if it goes in the fridge?
i would put a fondant liner underneath first
carve your cake then put a piece of fondant over the cake as wide as those seams on either side--if you make it smaller it will show in the finished product--but not covering the side pieces just the front and over the top and down the back
i'd do this for two reasons
- so you can attach the "gg" logo to it in front so you can easily outline it in the final coat--i would dry the logo out a bit so it stays nicely formed
- so you have a real good surface to apply the final layer of fondant to--it needs to stand up straight on top so this will make that easier--a nice secure surface to attach to
after the underlayer and the logo then i think i would make the outside in four pieces--the sides first
then lay the front & back panels on and trim the edges--
i fridge my fondant cakes--
a texture mat of some kind? or look around at the fabric store for a faux leather--
i just use satin ice usually-- i wasn't that crazy about mmf ;)
post a picture when you're finished if you want --i'd love to see it!
Thank you!! I'm going to take your advice about the liner - maybe just the top but we'll see. I will def take a pic when I'm done. I appreciate your comments!!