Will Fondant Stick To Buttercream?

Decorating By christys2 Updated 7 Feb 2010 , 3:26am by leah_s

christys2 Posted 6 Feb 2010 , 7:03pm
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or do you have to stick it to a fondant covered cake?

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Texas_Rose Posted 6 Feb 2010 , 7:05pm
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It will stick to buttercream. Put it on before the buttercream has crusted, or lightly brush the back of the fondant pieces with water and put them on crusted buttercream. You may have to hold it in place a few seconds until it starts to stick.

christys2 Posted 6 Feb 2010 , 7:11pm
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thanks! I have never used fondant before. I was wanting to add some fondant stars to my daughter's elmo smash cake. Is the Wilton premade fondant ok to use??

tracey1970 Posted 7 Feb 2010 , 2:23am
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I put fondant pieces on buttercream all the time. If they are going on the top of the cake, just press them on lightly. For pieces going on the side, I find either a gentle tap into the bc or, as Texas_Rose says, a light brush of water on the back is perfect. The Wilton pre-made is fine to use. I do all the time. However, it doesn't taste super wonderful. I use it for small accent pieces, some of which may be eaten but only in small quantities. I would not cover a cake in it (too much bad tasting fondant all in one big lump!)

KarolynAndrea Posted 7 Feb 2010 , 2:37am
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I ice most of my cakes in buttercream and decorate with fondant. It sticks well to buttercream with a little brush of water. I personally don't like Wilton's fondant. Alothough people don't really eat it, the taste is not good. I make my own marshmallow fondant. (You can find a recipe on here. And how to videos on youtube.) That way, if people do eat the fondant, at least it tastes good.

prterrell Posted 7 Feb 2010 , 3:03am
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The Wilton fondant tastes nasty.

leah_s Posted 7 Feb 2010 , 3:26am
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ditto. Wilton fondant is ABSOLUTELY the worst tasting fondant in the world.

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