Chocolate Mousse Filling and Fondant
(Cape Town South Africa)
Help. I have made your chocolate buttercream cake with chocolate mousse filling. I have already crumb coated and frozen the cakes. It is Wednesday, the wedding is Saturday. I need to cover with fondant and decorate on Thursday or Friday.
Now I have just read that it is not recommended to fill cakes with chocolate mousse for a fondant covered cake. What should I do. Please help. My name is LeciaHi Lecia, Before putting the fondant on your cake, let your cake thaw a little. If it is ice cold it may cause condensation to form on the fondant. The next best thing to do in this case is to store your fondant cake in a sturdy box, taped and covered well, with plastic to keep the cake as dry as possible. ( You can use a plastic bag.)
Hopefully you can fit the cake within a box in your fridge. If not then cover the cake with plastic as best as you can. Or store each tier individually in smaller boxes.
On the day of the wedding, remove the boxed cake from the refrigerator and let it slowly come to room temperature.(in the box)
The worst thing that can happen is the fondant will appear shiny from condensation. When you have a cold cake in a warmer room little droplets of water can form and it will appear to be sweating. The cake may end up with a shiny surface instead of Matte. Some people like it this way and purposely try to get the shine. If that happens it will slowly dissipate. Do not try to wipe it off.
Warning on colored fondant. If you are using colored fondant for decorations, the colors will run if the cake is exposed to moisture. Hold off on adding them until you set up the cake at the venue.
Good luck and please let me know how it went. Send a photo of it and share your cake decorating experience.