Fondant Accents On Bc...

Decorating By stemps Updated 22 Apr 2009 , 4:29am by tonedna

stemps Posted 22 Apr 2009 , 1:35am
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I have a request for a birthday cake for next weekend, and the design has red, blue and black fondant accents on white buttercream. My question is how far in advance can I put the fondant accents on before I have to worry about them going soft or the colors bleeding??


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ptanyer Posted 22 Apr 2009 , 1:46am
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I did a cake with a fondant plaque on the top and had no problems at all. But I always wondered about using fondant accents on the sides of buttercream or other frostings...what's to keep them from sliding off? icon_confused.gif

tastyart Posted 22 Apr 2009 , 1:57am
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I've put fondant cut outs on the sides of a BC cake and had no problems. The BC was white and the fondant was in bold primary colors. I let the BC crust well and attached the accents with a little water. The cake was picked up the next day. There were no color bleeding problems or sliding. I wouldn't want to refrigerate after attaching the accents just in case there were condensation issues.

stemps Posted 22 Apr 2009 , 2:41am
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Thank you for your help!!

tastyart Posted 22 Apr 2009 , 3:50am
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Our climate here is usually quite dry(20%-30% himidity). If your climate is very humid there might be a change. If your BC crusts well though I wouldn't worry about it. It should work.

cherrycakes Posted 22 Apr 2009 , 4:25am
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I made this cake and put the leftovers in the fridge for a few days. I didn't have any problems with bleeding and the fondant stayed on without any problems. You should be able to make it at least a day in advance without worry. I agree though, make sure your buttercream has crusted well.

tonedna Posted 22 Apr 2009 , 4:29am
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Im from a humid area and is no trouble either. Make sure you use good quality color
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