Covering Cake W/ Fondant W/o Bc Crumb Coat

Decorating By Auryn Updated 29 Oct 2007 , 7:38pm by mamacc

Auryn Posted 29 Oct 2007 , 1:13pm
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Hello all.
I was wondering if you could enlighten me.

Can I cover my cakes w/ fondant w/o putting down and bc crumb coat??
I don't like bc- dont like the greasy flavor in my mouth or the fact that im eating straight up shortening- and no i dont have any access to sweetex or alpine.

I was thinking that if I brush some apricot or strawberry jam on the cake before the fondant- it would help it stick

what do you think???

I want to figure it out before hand cause ive already been way too frustrated w/ this cake.

4 replies
jmt1714 Posted 29 Oct 2007 , 4:41pm
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It will show allht eimperfections. Might suggest using marzipan at least.

Auryn Posted 29 Oct 2007 , 5:46pm
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marzipan I have- will the marzipan stick to the cake w/o bc??

thanks for the reply

chaptlps Posted 29 Oct 2007 , 5:58pm
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For the marzipan to stick, you have to glaze the cake with either simple syrup or some sort of fruit glaze. Then it'll stick just fine and then you can apply the fondant.
You would first need to make sure that you fill in any holes or gaps (bubble holes etc.) with little bits of marzipan then glaze and then cover with marzipan and then cover with fondant.

mamacc Posted 29 Oct 2007 , 7:38pm
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Just a can make buttercream with butter instead of shortening, or at least a combination of the two. Or you could make an Italian meringue buttercream which also has no shortening.


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