Fondant/buttercream Question

Decorating By dl5crew Updated 21 Mar 2010 , 5:21pm by dl5crew

dl5crew Posted 20 Mar 2010 , 7:51pm
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Will fondant stripes on a buttercream iced cake look stupid? I have a lady who wants stripes on her cake, but she doesn't like fondant. I am not sure that I can do butterceam stripes and them all look uniform. Any suggestions?
This is why I thought I may have to use fondant stripes on a buttercream iced cake.

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lorrinda Posted 20 Mar 2010 , 8:04pm
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If she doesn't want fondant then she can't have fondant stripes! Don't you hate requests like this?
You could try a stripe "stencil" and still use bc, or what about a frozen bc transfer?

anamado Posted 20 Mar 2010 , 8:26pm
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They don't look stupid. I've seen lots of cakes like that here on CC

marccrand Posted 20 Mar 2010 , 8:47pm
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That's what almost all of my cakes are: iced in buttercream with fondant polka dots, stripes, stars, etc.

tarheelgirl Posted 20 Mar 2010 , 9:01pm
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75% of my cakes that leave are buttercream with fondant accents. Nothing stupid about it and it caters to those who dislike fondant. icon_smile.gif

dl5crew Posted 20 Mar 2010 , 10:48pm
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Thank you! I just didn't want it to look great.

marccrand Posted 21 Mar 2010 , 1:36am
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If you use a crusting buttercream like I do you'll need to add a small amount of piping gel or water to get it to stick. Don't paint the whole thing or it will start to slide. I don't think you will needit if you use non-crusting bc but I'm not really sure about that since that's not what I use. You can do a ton of things so experiment and have fun!

dl5crew Posted 21 Mar 2010 , 2:06pm
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I should read my comments carefully after taking pain medication. My last post apparently combined two thoughts into one sentence.

I meant I didn't want it to look stupid, I want it to look great.

I will be trying to practice this week hopefully.

Mug-a-Bug Posted 21 Mar 2010 , 2:35pm
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dl5crew Posted 21 Mar 2010 , 5:21pm
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Originally Posted by Mug-a-Bug

Won't look stupid at all!

The cake was so pretty. Besides it having my name and fav color on it icon_biggrin.gif

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