Using Fondant Cake Decorations On Buttercream?

Decorating By vicky Updated 8 Feb 2009 , 5:44pm by leah_s

vicky Posted 8 Feb 2009 , 3:37am
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I have a bride who does not want fondant but the cake she chose is a cake that needs fondant decorations. It wouldn't look the same without them. Can I use the fondant swags, etc. on buttercream? If so, how do I attach them? icon_smile.gif Thanks. Vicky

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prterrell Posted 8 Feb 2009 , 4:12am
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In my experience, fondant swags will not adhere to buttercream, they will fall off, often pulling the icing off with them.

brincess_b Posted 8 Feb 2009 , 2:16pm
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i havent tried a fondant swag - but isnt chocolate clay supposed to be lighter than fondant, so maybe that would work? just a suggestion!
xx

leah_s Posted 8 Feb 2009 , 3:05pm
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Oh please, I do it all the time. If the buttercream has crusted then put some fresh buttercream under where you want to attach the swag and slap it on there.

vicky Posted 8 Feb 2009 , 4:08pm
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Originally Posted by leahs

Oh please, I do it all the time. If the buttercream has crusted then put some fresh buttercream under where you want to attach the swag and slap it on there.



Hi Leah
Would buttercream or royal be better to attach the fondant to buttercream? Any tips would be welcome. Thank you.
Vicky

leah_s Posted 8 Feb 2009 , 5:44pm
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Well, like I said in my post, bc works fine.

leah_s Posted 8 Feb 2009 , 5:44pm
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Well, like I said in my post, bc works fine.

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