I am putting together a cake (tonight!) for which I made a fondant "panel" for each side. It's a square cake. Each panel has some royal icing designs on it, as well as cut outs. I would like the color behind the cut outs to be gold (I'm using luster dust and lemon extract to paint that).
The panels are ivory colored with blue decoration.
Should I: Put blue fondant on the whole cake, then put the panels on top of that and paint the area inside the cut outs gold?
Or should I: Put blue buttercream icing on the cake, since the panels are made of fondant (hardened now), so as not to have too much fondant on the cake?
I clearly didn't plan this well enough...any suggestions are greatly appreciated!!!
I would do the blue buttercream . A lot of people don't like that much fondant on a cake and it also makes it hard to cut.
Yep, what she ^^^^ said
Buttercream. Adhere your panels with piping gel or corn syrup if you don't have piping gel (assuming you're using a crusting bc).
Thank you all! I chickened out - I covered it in fondant and then adhered the fondant panels to that with RI. I will instruct them to remove the panels before cutting.
I'm a bit of a beginner, not so confident yet in my BC skills.
I posted photos of the cake in my profile if you'd like to see how it turned out (it's the blue and white "morroccan" one).
Thank you all - I will keep it in mind for next time!