Will The world end if I use fondant icing on a carrot cake?

(7 Posts)
MsFlippingHeck Wed 24-Apr-13 16:35:12

I really want to make a carrot cake for DS's christening but I won't be able to write on the top in icing if its got creamcheese icing so can I use fondant? Will it taste odd? I'll put creamcheese as the filling.

WallyBantersYoniBox Wed 24-Apr-13 16:40:40

Why not just put fondant on the top as a circle and then decorate the sides with cream cheese and toasted almonds?

At least then the cake won't be too sickly from the icing?

Novel idea for a Christening cake - I've never heard that before!

And no the world won't end but the cake definitely will - I love carrot cake but can take or leave a fruit cake.

MsFlippingHeck Wed 24-Apr-13 16:55:20

Ooh thanks that's a good idea.

Do you think I should but the fondant disc on at the last minute so it doesn't absorb the moisture from the creamcheese or I am worrying over nothing.

WallyBantersYoniBox Wed 24-Apr-13 22:53:05

Isn't it best to allow fondant to dry a little before you decorate?

I think I'd give it some time to do this.

MsFlippingHeck Sat 27-Apr-13 22:21:59

Thanks I made it today.

I put a creamcheese filling on the inside and a thin smear all over the outside and covered the whole thing with fondant and its worked.

hopefully it won't taste vile

WallyBantersYoniBox Sun 28-Apr-13 22:11:06

Hope you enjoyed it, and the Christening.

MsFlippingHeck Mon 29-Apr-13 12:52:12

Thanks Wally that's kind of you.

Yes Christening and cake were both a success.

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