I am icing cupcakes for a wedding using white Rich's bettercream whipped icing. I am then placing a red gumpaste 'wafer' on each of them with the bride and groom's monogram on it.
I am wanting to know if the red from the gumpaste will bleed onto the white bettercream icing. I will decorate these the day before the wedding and will not refrigerate them. Any help will be appreciated!
From my experiance, I would say yes. What I would do is let the icing set up real good befor you put the wafer on. You can also do one ahead of time to see what happens.
I am doing something similar for a wedding using white bettercream and fall colored gumpaste flowers. I did a trial run this week and have had a flower sitting on the bettercream for two days. So far it hasn't bled into the frosting. Just to be sure, I don't plan to put the flowers on until I get to the site and set up the cupcake display.
I would definitely do a trial run if I were you, especially when using red. In my experience, it tends to bleed more than other colors.