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    I'm making a Hoot-a-belle cake for my niece for tomorrow night. I'm making the actual cake part now as I know icing is best done on a cold/next day cake.

    However can someone please tell me when I should do the buttercream and fondant decorating? Today or tomorrow?

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    When the cake is completely cooled.
    The icing will melt if the cake is warm

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    I'd do the buttercream part now (though I use ganace to get a super smooth surface for the fondant so need more time to rub it down). And if you have time, start the fondant. Once the cake is 'sealed' with the icing it won't go stale as fast as it would left longer un-iced.

    HTHs happy decorating!

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    Awesome thanks!

    Ok so I should have provided further detail...the cake is covered in pink buttercream, with fondant used for the decorations (eyes, mouth etc) So the buttercream isn't just used under the fondant.

    Does this change when I should do it now?

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    Sounds like it's going to be a great cake! I would hold off putting the fondant parts on until closer to the party. But make them all now and less for you to do later!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pesca77 View Post
    Awesome thanks!

    Ok so I should have provided further detail...the cake is covered in pink buttercream, with fondant used for the decorations (eyes, mouth etc) So the buttercream isn't just used under the fondant.

    Does this change when I should do it now?
    Ok well while you are waiting for the cake to cool, make the fondant parts now to save time. Then as soon as the cake is cooled you cam do it.

    Personally I prefer putting icing on a cold cake and I always do it the morning after and have never had a cake go stale on me

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    Should a buttercream cake be kept in the fridge or on a bench?

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    Depending on the temp of your kitchen but being cooler the bench would be fine. Even in summer I'd be hesitant to put it in the fridge. Seems to go a little funny when it returns to room temp after being cold again. If that makes sense!

    If you've iced the cake I would just cover it and leave in a cool spot.

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    Id keep it in the fridge as the buttercream will soften if out and might ruin other decorations. But given the current temperature i thunk it will be ok to leave out on display tomorrow night.

    Please post a pic when you're done!

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    I would put it in the fridge tonight and take it out a couple of hours before serving.

    As a PP said, you don't want it ruining the decorations if it goes all melty.


 

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