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Cake settling - how long?

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Hi all!
My sister is currently in the hospital in labor with her first child! Yay! I am already planning a cake for her when she comes home with my new little niece. I'll be making a cake with fondant for the very first time. (If you can't experiment with family, who can you experiment with? LOL)

My question is, how long should I let the cake settle in the fridge to prevent the fondant from sagging at the bottom?
Also, must I wrap the fondant covered cake if it's going to be in the fridge for a day or so?

I am new to fondant so I appreciate all of the feedback and advice from those of you who are more experienced. icon_biggrin.gif Thank you!!!
post #2 of 4
I usually crumb coat the cake, and refrigerate it until it's "hard," at least a few hours, if not overnight. I then put a thin icing coat on, cover in fondant, then refrigerate that until it's set, before continuing the decorating. I know opinions differ on refrigerating fondant cakes, but I've always refrigerated all my cakes, and never had a problem, and I don't cover it. Hope that helps!
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Originally Posted by KSCakeCreations

My question is, how long should I let the cake settle in the fridge to prevent the fondant from sagging at the bottom?


Cakes don't settle in the fridge...
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Thank you for the tips and the link!
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