Can you put fondant on a box cake?
Traditional white and chocolate cake mixes are too tender to support fondant when baked as per box instructions. However, by adding ingredients such as instant vanilla pudding mix and sour cream to the batter, the cake can be made firmer and denser to support the fondant covering.
What is a fondant cake?
Fondant is a sculptable paste made from sugar and water that can be rolled out and draped over the cake for a smooth finish, or moulded into intricate decorations. Buttercream is a whipped, fluffy frosting made from sugar and butter that can be spread onto cakes or piped in different patterns.
What is best to put under fondant?
Fondant is usually applied on top of a thick layer of buttercream. Buttercream is essential to the fondant’s success. By smoothing any irregularities on the cake’s surface, binding up loose crumbs, and concealing the cake’s color, this layer of buttercream contributes significantly to the final appearance of the cake.
What can you cover with 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. This frosting layer helps the fondant stick to the cake and smooths out any bumps or imperfections on the cake surface, so the fondant layer looks clean and smooth.
Should I freeze my cake before covering with 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.