Is Imbc Ok Under Fondant?

Baking By Billabong Updated 22 Jul 2009 , 2:25pm by Toptier

Billabong Posted 19 Jul 2009 , 11:59pm
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I´m new to the world of cake decorating and I´ve only tried BC.

Is Italian Meringue buttercream ok under fondant.

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Billabong Posted 22 Jul 2009 , 2:21am
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umgrzfn Posted 22 Jul 2009 , 4:57am
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There's someone on here that uses MBC, but i can't rmember if it's Indydebi or who it is. If I remember correctly, they use it for almost everything.

Toptier Posted 22 Jul 2009 , 2:25pm
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Well, for me I have found IMBC is too sensitive and soft to use under fondant but I know other people do use it successfully. Perhaps I was using too thick of a layer? Even if the temp rises just a few degrees you can get sagging. If you do use IMBC you may wish to keep the cake refrigerated to keep the BC firm. I do use IMBC as a filling with no problem but I really like to use ganache under fondant, it is firm, more heat stable and pretty bulletproof and gives you wonderful sharp corners and edges.

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