Rolled Buttercream Question

Baking By anikkim0915 Updated 3 Aug 2008 , 11:59am by daranaco

anikkim0915 Posted 24 Jul 2008 , 6:27pm
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I am planning on making a cake that looks like a hiwaiian (cant spell at all) shirt. And I was thinking of using rolled buttercream on it.

My question is, will rolled buttercream ne stiff enough for me to make a collar out oficon_smile.gif

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daranaco Posted 3 Aug 2008 , 11:59am
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In my experience, rolled buttercream is really soft and not easy to work with. It's much softer than fondant.

I've only used it for cookies. In order to make it workable, I cut the shapes out on a silpat and then freeze them. Once they're frozen, I transfer them to the cookies. If I don't freeze the RBC, it stretches and tears whenever I try to pick it up.

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