Fondant

Decorating By jguilbeau Updated 19 Mar 2009 , 5:45pm by daniassis

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jguilbeau Posted 19 Mar 2009 , 3:45pm
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I am having problems when laying my fondant onto the buttercream, it does not seem to stick By the time I get my fondant rolled out, the buttercream has crusted. Any tips would be appreciated. Please help these cakes are for a wedding cake for this Saturday.

Edited: In case my post was not clear, I am covering the entire cake with fondant.

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luv_to_decorate Posted 19 Mar 2009 , 3:52pm
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You can glue it with a little buttercream in your bag. Just put a small amount on the fondant piece before you put it on the cake. You can also use a little melted chocolate to stick to the buttercream.

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mlharvell Posted 19 Mar 2009 , 3:55pm
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Chill your cakes for about 8 - 10 minutes, lightly go over the bottom edge of the cake with a damp paper towel, then cover it with fondant. You can also line the edge with piping gel to make the fondant stick.

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icer101 Posted 19 Mar 2009 , 4:00pm
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you can also , hold the cake up or move away from the fondant. and lightly mist with water.. this is just another way.. this is what i do. hth

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Cakepro Posted 19 Mar 2009 , 5:34pm
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I put cakes in the freezer for about 10 minutes before covering with fondant and have never had problems with the fondant not sticking. The buttercream will sweat a little bit when it comes back down to room temp, thus sticking the fondant to the BC.

I do as icer101 does on cakes that are too large to fit in the freezer. A light misting of the buttercream with water is all it takes.

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daniassis Posted 19 Mar 2009 , 5:45pm
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Hi, jguilbeau

I use italian meringue buttercream. It's a non-crusting buttercream, and I never had a problem sticking fondant to it.

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