Fondant Decorations On Crusting Buttercream?

Decorating By bethasd Updated 13 Apr 2010 , 10:42pm by redpanda

bethasd Posted 13 Apr 2010 , 5:14pm
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I haven't done fondant decorations on crusting buttercream and I need tips. I have a client that wants this cake and I'm worried all the dots will fall off. Do I refrigerate first, apply with anything special, etc.? Any advice would be appreciated! Thanks.

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kakeladi Posted 13 Apr 2010 , 5:19pm
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Do NOT refrig cake. apply b'cream; allow to dry naturally. Depending on the recipe used it can take 10 min to several hours.
Using a small round tip (about #3) pipe an open circle on each circle/dot of fondant and stick it to the cake.
That circle will act like a suction and hold the pieces in place well.

bethasd Posted 13 Apr 2010 , 5:26pm
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Thanks kakeladi. Do I pipe with the same buttercream?

TexasSugar Posted 13 Apr 2010 , 8:54pm
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I'd just dab the backs with vanilla extract or piping gel.

redpanda Posted 13 Apr 2010 , 10:42pm
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Just brushing the back of each dot with water will make it adhere to the crusted BC. I did that with a Bingo-themed cake a few months back, with disks like Bingo markers on the side. None fell off.

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