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Can you put fondant on mud cake?

Dark chocolate mud cake – A dark chocolate mud cake recipe that’s full of flavour, dense and perfect under fondant.

How long will mud cake last covered in fondant?

A normal sponge will last for approx 5 days from baking to eating, madeira cake two weeks and some chocolate mud cakes for anything between 5-10 days depending on recipe again.

Can you put fondant icing on a chocolate cake?

Hi Ambeline, Yes you can put fondant over a chocolate cake. You will need to first frost the cake in buttercream though so that the chocolate color does not show through and so that the surface is smoothed out.

What do you cover cake with before fondant?

Before you can cover your cake with fondant, you need to crumb coat your cake. This thin layer of frosting traps any cake crumbs and acts as an adhesive so your fondant doesn’t fall off or move around.

Can I refrigerate a cake with fondant decorations?

No, fondant does not need to be refrigerated. In fact, it should avoid any contact with your refrigerator. Leftover fondant should be stored in an airtight container at room temperature. If you plan on covering a cake with fondant, make sure you don’t use any fillings that need to be refrigerated.

Can I put a fondant covered cake in the fridge?

Fondant cakes will wilt when removed from the refrigerator because condensation forms on the icing and weakens the fondant’s paste-like consistency. If you must store a fondant cake in the refrigerator, protect it from the cold air by wrapping with plastic wrap and placing the cake into an airtight container.

How do you keep a mud cake moist?

Top Tips for Perfect Mud Cakes

  1. Mud cakes need long and slow cooking if you want to prevent crusting.
  2. Mud cakes can benefit from using baking strips around the sides – 3 layers of damp paper towel encased in foil – secured with a small bull-dog clip.

How do you fondant a cake for beginners?


  1. Gently lift one edge of the fondant and place one clean hand and forearm under the fondant.
  2. Lift and center the fondant over the cake and gently lower it down.
  3. Gently slide a fondant smoother all over the top of the cake to remove any air bubbles that might be under it.