Scrolls On Side Of Cake: What Kind Of Icing Do You Recommend

Decorating By 1of5wives Updated 17 Jun 2009 , 11:27am by cylstrial

1of5wives Posted 16 Jun 2009 , 9:55pm
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I am doing a cake with scrolls on the side, it will be covered in fondant. Should I use buttercream or royal icing.... I thought the royal icing might crack and drop off??? What does anyone recommend?????

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CakeMommy3 Posted 16 Jun 2009 , 9:58pm
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I used royal icing for the one I did. The pic is in my gallery, the big red one. It would only fall off if someone bumped into it, I would think. I have heard that most people use royal icing on fondant, and buttercream on buttercream.

mcdonald Posted 16 Jun 2009 , 10:05pm
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I have used thinned buttercream or buttercream with a bit of piping gel...

Franluvsfrosting Posted 16 Jun 2009 , 10:43pm
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I think it's whatever you like to play with. icon_smile.gif

cylstrial Posted 16 Jun 2009 , 11:51pm
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I went to the 2009 Tennessee Cake Festival and Michelle Bommarito was there. She told us in her demonstrations that she uses RI on fondant and buttercream on buttercream. Hope this helps. She is big on scrolls and such. Anyway, that's what I do now. =o)

txnonnie Posted 17 Jun 2009 , 12:41am
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I would think either would work. Buttercream would not break like RI.

1of5wives Posted 17 Jun 2009 , 1:35am
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my concern is that the client is insisting on picking the cake up...... I don't want royal icing to break off in the car on the way to the Cottage....(massive summer house)...

ntertayneme Posted 17 Jun 2009 , 1:47am
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I'm not sure what your scrolls look like, but I do mine with buttercreme icing and I add a little piping gel to the icing to give it elasticity/stretch and they won't break too easily.

TOMAY Posted 17 Jun 2009 , 1:49am
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I would inform the customer that breakage is par for the course in wedding cakes , I have never really had damage with royal on fondant but I have had butterream slid and crack in transport. You could always make some extra scrolls and package with some piping gel to send with her but seriously I think it will be fine

cylstrial Posted 17 Jun 2009 , 11:27am
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I wouldn't think that the RI would break either. On the other hand, the buttercream might get squished since a cake civilian is picking up the cake, doing the delivery, and getting the cake setup. I'd go with RI.

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