Can I Use Buttercream For Decorations On Fondant?

Decorating By Anjoli Updated 28 Nov 2009 , 7:36pm by jammjenks

Anjoli Posted 28 Nov 2009 , 5:59pm
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I need to know if I have to make royal icing for decorations on a cake covered in fondant or if I can use leftover buttercream for the decorations.
I don't want the piping to slide off or bleed into the fondant or just look plain bad.
Anll comment VERY MUCH appreciated! THANK YOU!!

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KimAZ Posted 28 Nov 2009 , 6:05pm
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You sure can use royal or buttercream. Either works just fine.


Anjoli Posted 28 Nov 2009 , 6:10pm
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Thank you for your help! I've only used royal icing on fondant before, but now I will be trying buttercream too. Thanks again!

lutie Posted 28 Nov 2009 , 6:18pm
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I, too, have used both, but find that I like it better when I put my buttercream on at the very last minute.

jammjenks Posted 28 Nov 2009 , 7:36pm
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I use bc too. Here are a couple I did that way:

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