I have a request for a cake to have edible photos on it but she doesn't want buttercream.
I was going to suggest whipped icing (like bettercream), white chocolate ganache as frosting (no idea if this will work at all even without the edible photos) or a crusting cream cheese frosting.
But I understand you can only use edible photos on buttercream. Is this correct?
What should I do?? I'm freaking out because all I've used so far is buttercream and fondant and have never used an edible photo!
Well, Sam's, Kroger, and various other stores put edible images on whipped buttercream and Bettercreme all the time.
Here in the UK we very rarely use buttercream as a cake covering - apart from a crumb coat. So all of my edible images have been done onto fondant. All I've done is to put a thin amount of sugarpaste glue around the edges of the area that the image will be and then place it on top of the fondant. Never had a problem with them but I know some people suggest that you place the image in the freezer for a couple of minutes before putting it on the cake.