This May Seem Like A Dumb Question But....

Decorating By _ROYALTY_ Updated 21 Mar 2009 , 5:12am by crisseyann

_ROYALTY_ Posted 20 Mar 2009 , 9:37pm
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I just started working with BC and dont really know much about it, can I attach fondant pieces to it? Do I use the same extract or alcohol as I would with fondant on fondant?

Also, can I hand paint BC once it is crusted and dry?

thanks for the help!!

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SweetSweetCreations Posted 20 Mar 2009 , 9:49pm
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I am very new to this (about a year) I have seen BC cakes with fondant accents . I have done fondant roses on top of BC Cakes and that works just fine. I wouldn't use anything to attach because the butter cream has enough moisture to attach, I don't think I would use anything too heavy. The one I saw was a Bow and dots. Hope I was some help.

Naturepixie Posted 20 Mar 2009 , 10:06pm
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I'm a newbie too...
But yes, you can use fondant accents on buttercream. I use a bit of meringue powder with a bit of water to attach my fondant pieces.

I'm pretty sure you can paint buttercream once it's crusted. But I have never done this. I'll leave this one to the pro's.

Good Luck!

kakeladi Posted 20 Mar 2009 , 11:25pm
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It is difficult to point b'cream -even crusted. You must use a very light touch and even then it can be a problem.
Depends on what you are wanting to paint.

crisseyann Posted 21 Mar 2009 , 5:12am
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Here is a BC cake I "painted" using the brush embroidery technique. Pretty easy but I'm not sure what look you're going for. HTH.


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