Buttercream Or Apricot Jam?

Decorating By Steelgoddess Updated 8 Sep 2009 , 12:15am by backermeister

Steelgoddess Posted 7 Sep 2009 , 4:57pm
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Im making a fondant cake for my sons 1st bday. Now Fondant is ok, but if im honest i pull it off to eat the inners...

What do you ladies use and why?? Is Apricot jam or buttercream better?


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Steelgoddess Posted 7 Sep 2009 , 10:42pm
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NatalieMarie Posted 7 Sep 2009 , 11:08pm
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You can use either because basically all you're doing is adding something to the cake to make the fondant stick.

Personally I always use buttercream as I find this the quickest. I've already buttercreamed the middle so why stop and use something different to coat the outside of your cake?

I use apricot jam when I want my marzipan to stick to my fruitcake but that's all I use it for.

backermeister Posted 8 Sep 2009 , 12:15am
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If you plan to remove the fondant then probably should go with buttercream so that you have some type of frosting. Typically the apricot is a heated brushed on version just so the fondant sticks. icon_smile.gif

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