How Much Bc Under Fondant

Decorating By SugarBakers05 Updated 24 Apr 2008 , 9:13pm by sugarshack

SugarBakers05 Posted 24 Apr 2008 , 6:09pm
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I can't find this answer maybe because of the Crash of '08! Can anyone tell me when I put the BC on, do I put just a thin crumb-coat, or do I ice it like I normally would and then lay the fondant??? Thanks for any advice on this

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pjaycakes Posted 24 Apr 2008 , 6:34pm
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Some put a thin crumb coat, some use a normal amount of icing. I like to go in between with a thicker crumb coat, but not as thick as a normal coat.

You may want to start out with a crumb coat, until you get used to handling the fondant, then experiment with a thicker coat. It can get a bit squishy if it is too thick.

cakes_by_rhonda Posted 24 Apr 2008 , 6:34pm
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Hi SugarBakers05,
Definitely use a thin layer. If you ice it as you would normally the fondant will move too easily and your cake will not come out smoothly.

cakesbyjess Posted 24 Apr 2008 , 6:36pm
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I use a very thin crumb coat ... just enough to provide something for the fondant to adhere to. I have found that you will get "squishy" spots in the fondant if you use too much buttercream underneath.

SugarBakers05 Posted 24 Apr 2008 , 6:42pm
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Great, thanks everyone for the input! I appreciate it thumbs_up.gif

SugarBakers05 Posted 24 Apr 2008 , 6:44pm
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Great, thanks everyone for the input! I appreciate it thumbs_up.gif

seagoat Posted 24 Apr 2008 , 7:37pm
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Thanks sugarbaker...

Now I know why my cakes come out with lumps in them....too much BC

Good luck to you...and to me~

sugarshack Posted 24 Apr 2008 , 9:13pm
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I trim my cakes to get them straight; crumbcoat, chill then cover.

if I use full BC i get the lumpies.

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