Crusting Buttercream

Baking By evnina Updated 6 Apr 2010 , 3:03am by prterrell

evnina Posted 5 Apr 2010 , 5:45am
post #1 of 4

Hi. I'm a super newbie and am going to attempt making a monster truck cake for my son's birthday. I've looked through several buttercream icings (chocolate specifically) for using under fondant and have a question.
Some of the recipes say the icing I want this for under fondant or doesn't it make a difference?

3 replies
SpecialtyCakesbyKelli Posted 5 Apr 2010 , 6:19am
post #2 of 4

I use a crusting buttercream under my fondant. 1/2 butter 1/2 shortening.

ChoueiriCakeCo Posted 5 Apr 2010 , 11:00am
post #3 of 4

You definitely want the icing to crust so that the fondant goes on smooth and holds it's shape. If the icing underneath is soft, the fondant will have lumps and maybe even sagging.

prterrell Posted 6 Apr 2010 , 3:03am
post #4 of 4

You do NOT have to use a crusting buttercream under the fondant. I use IMBC and it does not crust. If you are using a non-crusting icing, simply refrigerate the cake prior to applying the fondant to resolidify the butterfat in the icing and the fondant will go on nice and smooth.

Quote by @%username% on %date%