Fondant Bow On Buttercream Cake ?

Decorating By ddog Updated 14 Dec 2008 , 2:21am by ddog

ddog Posted 12 Dec 2008 , 5:02am
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How far in advance can I put a fondant bow on a cake iced in buttercream? My fear is that the buttercream will break down the fondant.
OR, would it be better to use a gumpaste bow?

Thanks. The cake is for a friends 21st b-day and I am not experienced with fondant and gumpaste, but I want it to be really nice for her.

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DianeLM Posted 12 Dec 2008 , 5:13am
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For best results, make your bow from 50/50 gumpaste and fondant (or any ratio of gumpaste to fondant as long as there's MORE gumpaste) or fondant with tylose powder mixed in. You run the risk of your bow wilting if you use straight fondant - even before you get it on the cake!

A fondant/gumpaste bow can sit on a buttercream cake for days. But, let's hope it doesn't have to. icon_smile.gif

kakeladi Posted 12 Dec 2008 , 6:05am
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..........A fondant/gumpaste bow can sit on a buttercream cake for days. But, let's hope it doesn't have to.........

hehehe....I once had a cake w/straight fondat loopy bow on b'cream in the frig for some 5-7 days w/o a problemicon_smile.gif

tonedna Posted 12 Dec 2008 , 6:29am
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I make mine all the time fresh and add them to te cake.. They hold well..believe it...Check my video..
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LOTdwsbgDV8&feature=channel_page
Edna icon_biggrin.gif

ddog Posted 14 Dec 2008 , 2:21am
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Thanks so much for replying! As suggested, I will use fondant/gumpaste. Yall have set my mind at ease because I only need it on there for about a day. Also edna, I really enjoyed your video THANKYOU!

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