Can I use a crusting buttercream (made with meringue powder) under fondant or do you think it may have trouble sticking to it? Any advice please? Thanks so much!
You sure can!! If it has crusted really well you can lightly mist a little water over the cake or you can brush the bottom edge with some piping gel for the fondant to adhere to.
Exactly what ^^^ said.
Yes...put it int the fridge and let it cool down so it hardens and it doesnt loose shape when you add the fondant.
That is interesting Edna! I have never put my BC cake in the fridge before covering it with fondant as I have always been afraid of the cold BC making the fondant 'sweat'. How long do you put it in the fridge for?
I always put my cakes with BC in the fridge just for about 15 min. then add my fondant. I wouldnt leave it for too long other wise, yes the fondant will sweat.
Thanks StaceyCakes75, the day I stop learning is the day I die!
I find chilling a crusting buttercream, and then letting it sit out like 10 minutes (while you roll out the fondant) gets just enough condensation on the buttercream to let the fondant stick without a misting of water (which I used to do!) Although if you live somewhere dry it may not work so well.
I do refrigerate fondant...it does sweat some but dries out and nothing is affected.