What do you use to stick fondant to cake?

Prepare the surface of the cake and use jam or buttercream as an adhesive so that your icing will sit evenly on it. Lightly dust your work surface and rolling pin with icing sugar so that the ready to roll icing doesn’t stick. Don’t dust icing sugar onto the top of the icing!

Can fondant be used immediately after making?

Use fondant immediately or store in airtight container in fridge. When ready to use, bring to room temperature and knead again until soft.

Can you put fondant on any cake?

You can use purchased fondant (be sure you get “rolled” fondant as opposed to “pouring” fondant), or you can make your own marshmallow fondant or rolled fondant. In addition to the fondant, you will need a cake that is covered with a layer of buttercream at least 1/4-inch thick.

Can I put fondant on a cold cake?

Absolutely, those who enjoy good weather can put fondant covered cakes in and out of the refrigerator without a second thought. This also allows us to use perishable fillings in fondant cakes.

Can a fondant cake stay out overnight?

Cover and keep the cake at room temperature for up to 3 days. For short term storage, cover the fondant cake with plastic wrap. If you used a thin layer of buttercream or glaze under the fondant, you can still store the cake at room temperature.

Should you refrigerate a cake before fondant?

I also pop them in the fridge for only about 15 minutes before I add fondant. Sometimes I will also chill them for about 20 minutes before transporting them, if it’s really warm outside and I need the cake to be more stable for transport. All in all, that’s the only time I actually chill them.

Should I freeze a cake before fondant?

DON’T place cakes into the freezer until it has cooled because cakes will sweat and the moisture will freeze as ice particles on the cake. DON’T cover your frozen cake with fondant. The condensation will ruin your fondant. DO know that you can freeze a fondant covered, piping gel covered, or a cream cheese filled cake.

How far in advance can I make a cake covered in fondant?

Fondant: Fondant can be made 1 day before, up to 5 weeks before cake is due. To store fondant, wrap well in plastic wrap, and place inside an airtight container. Keep at room temperature, away from sunlight.

What to do if your fondant is cracking?

Tears and cracks can be repaired by filling them in with a fresh piece of fondant. Smooth edges with your fingertips coated in shortening. Cracks can also be smoothed out with an icing smoother or your fingertips. Do not wet your fingers with water, as this will cause the fondant to melt and tear further.

Which icing is best for fondant cakes?

Cold, firm cakes are the best canvas for achieving smooth fondant success whether you use ganache, meringue-based buttercream or a crusting buttercream.