Is It Ok To Cover My Cream Cheese Frosting With Fondant?

Decorating By asweet7 Updated 6 Apr 2010 , 6:05am by Bfisher2

asweet7 Posted 2 Apr 2010 , 7:33pm
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I am jsut getting started and have an order for a red velvet cake with cream cheese icing.. Can i cover it in fondant?

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MadMillie Posted 2 Apr 2010 , 7:41pm
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I have covered cream cheese icing with fondant.

2SchnauzerLady Posted 2 Apr 2010 , 7:41pm
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From what I've read on this site - cream cheese icing + fondant = Goo! Welcome to cc!

asweet7 Posted 2 Apr 2010 , 7:45pm
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so did your cakes madmillie turn out ok?

MadMillie Posted 2 Apr 2010 , 7:54pm
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Yes, I think I used the recipee in this link, If not it was from this link, I used homemade MMF. Hope this helps.

MadMillie Posted 2 Apr 2010 , 7:56pm
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Also forgot to mention I did the cake in the late fall when it was cool. It is already 85 here so I am sure with the butter it could be a mess. You might want to try less butter and more crisco.

asweet7 Posted 2 Apr 2010 , 7:59pm
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thanks so much!! gonna try this! thanks!

tavyheather Posted 2 Apr 2010 , 8:45pm
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NO! cream cheese contains an enzyme that breaks down fondant!!

This is what I read from a I just don't take the chance now..I fill with cr chz icing and coat with apricot preserves

Having said that...I have done it (before I did this research) and served the cake approx 4-5 hours later and it was fine.

asweet7 Posted 5 Apr 2010 , 1:35pm
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just wanted to say thanks so much! I love this website!
i made my cakes this weekend and they turned out great with the cream cheese and the fondant! i will post pics when i can!
thanks again!

smitakasargod Posted 6 Apr 2010 , 5:52am
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I've covered a cake (the bird on a brach cake in my photos) with cream cheese icing with all butter and satin ice fondant. I did not use a thick layer of the frosting. Just a crumb coat. It worked just fine.

Bfisher2 Posted 6 Apr 2010 , 6:05am
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Ive never had a problem with it.... I also refridgerate the cake with cream cheeze and fondant... ive been told thats another no no.... never had a a little test cake and see......icon_smile.gif

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