Crumb Coat Icing

Decorating By missajeep Updated 11 Oct 2008 , 3:05am by missajeep

missajeep Posted 8 Oct 2008 , 7:41pm
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Okay... So I bought a bunch of books and tried my first fondant cake (it was horrible) but I learned a lot and now know a lot of different ways to fix the issues I had before. The crumb coats always call for icing. Do you like to use a buttercream for that or is it a different type of icing and then a buttercream on top?

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JoAnnB Posted 8 Oct 2008 , 7:44pm
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Welcome to Cake Central. the crumbcoat under fondant is just enough to provide s smooth finish. You can use almost anything, just sparingly.

If you put too much icing under the fondant, it will allow dimples and/or slipping.

Keep trying, you'll get it.

tracey1970 Posted 8 Oct 2008 , 7:53pm
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I always use buttercream under fondant. As JoAnn says, don't make it too thick or your fondant will wrinkle and bulge. Some people use simple syrup and similar type coatings under fondant.

missajeep Posted 11 Oct 2008 , 3:05am
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Thanks.. I have a recipe for a simple syrup. I'll try that.

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