Fondant Under Basket Weave?

Decorating By Claire138 Updated 28 Sep 2013 , 7:21pm by Claire138

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Claire138 Posted 25 Sep 2013 , 8:15am
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I'm making a basket weave design on a round cake for a friend, this is the first time I'm doing this so I'm wondering if I need to cover the cake in fondant first? It is already ganached and although there won't be any 'holes' (hopefully) I can't decide if I need fondant or not - I think not but would love confirmation if any of you know. Thanks

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CakeGeekUk Posted 25 Sep 2013 , 11:25pm
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Hi Claire, if the ganache and your basketweave icing are the same colour, then there's no need to cover it in fondant also. If they're different colours.....I'm afraid I'd feel more comfortable have a layer of fondant first, but then my basketweave piping wouldn't be great, so I'd need all the help I could get! Any other opinions out there????

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maybenot Posted 26 Sep 2013 , 1:50am
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No, no fondant under the basketweave--too much, too heavy.


If the ganache isn't the same color as the basketweave, then a skim coat of the basketweave icing over the ganache would be a good idea.  That will disguise any spaces in the weave.

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Claire138 Posted 28 Sep 2013 , 7:21pm
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Thanks, that's a great idea.

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