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Do I need to ice my cake before I put on fondant?

Jennifer - from New York, NY

Yes. For a perfectly smooth fondant cake, the cake surface you cover must be perfectly smooth. Any imperfections on the cake surface will mirror itself on the rolled fondant. Ice cake smooth with a thin layer of buttercream icing, covering all holes and imperfections. Use the Buttercream Icing Recipe, Wilton Ready-To-Use Decorators Icing or Creamy White Icing Mix. Let Buttercream Icing set before covering with Rolled Fondant. One-layer cakes with a very even surface can also be coated with apricot glaze.

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