Steaming a fondant cake?

I am making my sons birthday cake that is for tomorrow, I am using a steamer for the first time but I am not sure if I steam the fondant tonight or tomorrow before the party ?

3 Answers

  • 8 years ago
    Best Answer

    Steaming is done to set colors, give the fondant a nicer finish (somewhat shiny), and help hide imperfections like creases and cracks. It really does not matter at what point you steam it; anytime after the cake is complete is fine. I don't believe the sheen from steaming will "wear off."

    It's not necessary for every cake; it's often done to set/enhance colors on gum paste flowers after they've been colored with dusting powders or chalk.


    Source(s): ~ 6+ year cake decorating instructor
  • 3 years ago

    Steaming Fondant

  • 8 years ago

    Why are you steaming it??

    I steam my dusts too, but she did not say it had been dusted/colored, so I wanted to be sure what she was doing before I answered.

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