Using Fondant Decorations On A Buttercream Cake

Decorating By Shannon1129 Updated 6 Mar 2009 , 3:34pm by Shannon1129

Shannon1129 Posted 6 Mar 2009 , 12:19am
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I was wondering how this would work. I've never covered a cake in only buttercream before. All the cakes I've done are fondant. However, I am wanting to use fondant decorations on this cake. I want to put little balls around the base of each tier (3 tiers) and I've made a fondant nurse who is going to stand on the top. I am thinking of cutting out a little round circle for her to stand on. Anyhow, any help or input would be appreciated!

Thanks much!

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springlakecake Posted 6 Mar 2009 , 12:33am
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Fondant works great on buttercream cakes. My advice is to chill the cakes well before adding certain types of decorations (like stripes) I think you will do fine!

cindy6250 Posted 6 Mar 2009 , 12:34am
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Hi Shannon,

You can certainly put fondant decorations on a buttercream cake. I think the idea of the circle
on top for the figure to stand on is a good idea.

Welcome to Cake Central!


poohsmomma Posted 6 Mar 2009 , 12:48am
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Fondant decorations work will on buttercream. And personally I think buttercream tastes much better!

classiccake Posted 6 Mar 2009 , 1:52am
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I would put a couple of skewers, wires, toothpicks, something, in your fondant nurse to attach it to the cake.

Shannon1129 Posted 6 Mar 2009 , 3:34pm
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Thanks so much for all the advice! I am so nervous about this cake. Phew! Naked buttercream scares me to death. icon_surprised.gif

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