What To Use Instead Of Buttercream?

Decorating By Iva1976 Updated 14 Sep 2008 , 3:30am by Deb_

Iva1976 Posted 13 Sep 2008 , 4:03am
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Do I have to frost my cake with buttercream when I am laying fondant? Or can I use other frostings? Any favorites?

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bashini Posted 13 Sep 2008 , 9:09am
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I'm sure it doesn't have to be buttercream. I have seen some using Jam on the cake, before putting fondant. icon_smile.gif

leepat Posted 13 Sep 2008 , 9:53am
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Yes you can coat it with your favorite jam then put the fondant on it.

BlakesCakes Posted 14 Sep 2008 , 3:18am
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I don't know where you live, but if it's in the US, very few people would like a fondant covered cake that doesn't have buttercream, or perhaps chocolate ganache, under the fondant. Americans just don't like to chew their icing icon_wink.gif and jam just wouldn't cut it--sorry.

On a fruitcake in the UK, a layer of marzipan is usually put under the fondant.

Rae

Deb_ Posted 14 Sep 2008 , 3:30am
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Originally Posted by BlakesCakes

Americans just don't like to chew their icing icon_wink.gif and jam just wouldn't cut it--sorry.


Rae




icon_lol.gificon_lol.gif Love this line....that's exactly how I feel about fondant icon_biggrin.gificon_biggrin.gif

Anyway, you can use IMBC or SMBC under fondant also.....although I never have.

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