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While your cake is baking, avoid opening the oven door too soon, which can create a sudden drop in temperature that will cause your cake to sink in the middle. Do not open the oven for at least 80% of the suggested baking time.
It is best to use spreadable butter or to allow sticks of butter to soften at room temperature before adding them to your icing. If you have less time and need to soften your butter in the microwave, you may need to refrigerate your finished icing to thicken it before applying it to your cake.
Kneading and rolling the fondant
Covering, trimming and smoothing fondant
Troubleshooting the basics