Fondant On Moist Cake

Baking By Lovescakesme Updated 28 Sep 2016 , 9:35pm by FrostedMoon

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Lovescakesme Posted 28 Sep 2016 , 6:45pm
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Evening all

I have just baked a cake using betty crockers moist chocolate cake mix. How likely is it that fondant will be easy to apply on this cake? 

I have not got a good feeling, do u think i can freze it before applying it to make it easier for me?

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kakeladi Posted 28 Sep 2016 , 7:46pm
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I have used fondant on all my BC cakes:)  I never froze any of my cakes before applying fondant or b'cream.

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Frank68 Posted 28 Sep 2016 , 9:06pm
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For cupcakes, I make my recipes as moist as I can and with cake flour. I switch it up a bit for cakes with fondant just due to the weight. If you're making a big tier (10"+) then that's a lot of weight on your cake. You can experiment by putting some clingwrap/cellophane on top of your cake and then putting a book on top of that, see what it does to your cake. If it's so moist that it's cracking/splitting then it will be a pain to put fondant on there, and even more of an issue if you plan on stacking/tiering.


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FrostedMoon Posted 28 Sep 2016 , 9:35pm
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You don't need a dry cake to put fondant on.  It needs to be smoothly covered with buttercream or gananche, but not dry.  I do chill my cakes before putting fondant on to help get a smooth finish, but my cakes are absolutely moist.

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