Actually, my FAVORITE way is to do a layer of ganache (not BC) under the fondant! Then let it dry overnight. Ganache dries hard so it's much easier to get the fondant smooth. Plus, it's yummy!!
You really need to smooth as "picture perfect", before covering. Many new decorators don't realize the more pristine the bc icing finish is, the better the fondant lays. I have found if you scrimp on the icing you'll have more trouble than you bargain for.
I am hooked on the ganache under the fondant now!!!!!!! It is wonderful!!!!
The cakes I make for close friends and family that are just gifts from me and I can run with the design....if the design will look better in fondant then I will cover those cakes in MMF. I love putting the ganache under the fondant. I get a nice finish on the fondant.
I use a 2-1 ratio of dark chocolate to heavy cream.
I am hooked on this!!!!!! It tastes soooooooooooo good!
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