Lemon Curd As A Base?

Decorating By Kay_NL Updated 29 May 2009 , 2:40pm by Kay_NL

Kay_NL Posted 29 May 2009 , 12:06pm
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I have never worked with Lemon Curd before so have no idea of it's consistency. Is it possible to use it as the crumb coat underneath fondant??

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PinkZiab Posted 29 May 2009 , 2:19pm
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I wouldn't... even with gelatin added (which I sometimes do when I want a firmer filling) the curd doesn't really set up enough to hold the fondant. You can, however, make a DELICIOUS lemon buttercream by adding lemon curd to your regular BC. This tastes MUCH better than using lemon extract/oil.

sweet1122 Posted 29 May 2009 , 2:29pm
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Yeah, I wouldn't use lemon curd as a base under fondant. Too slippery. That wouldn't be good. Pink's suggestion is good and I've also made a lemon cream cheese icing that's firm and would be great as a base. I think its pretty much a basic cream cheese icing with lemon zest and lemon juice added.

Kay_NL Posted 29 May 2009 , 2:40pm
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Thank you!! Lemon butter cream it is! icon_smile.gif

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