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 ?
- Mocha MariaLv 58 years agoBest 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.
MariaSource(s): ~ 6+ year cake decorating instructor
- RealLifeLv 48 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.