Fondant Flowers On Buttercream, Will They Wilt?

Decorating By dianab Updated 27 Apr 2010 , 10:12pm by TexasSugar

dianab Posted 23 Apr 2010 , 12:52pm
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Please help... I am worried... I am making my first wedding cake for a friend of mine. It is my gift to her. The wedding is tomorrow, but I wanted to decorate today. If I put them on a day early, will my fondant flowers soften and wilt from the buttercream? I didn't know if the shortening grease will seep into the flowers and soften them. Thanks!

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Kiddiekakes Posted 23 Apr 2010 , 12:56pm
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I put fondant flowers whether dried or soft on buttercream all the time and I have never had any wilt.The only time it did was when I poked curly cues through frozen semi thawed cupcakes and the condensation wilted the cues.

TexasSugar Posted 23 Apr 2010 , 1:52pm
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As long as you don't put the cake in an airtight container you are fine. icon_smile.gif

dianab Posted 23 Apr 2010 , 3:03pm
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Good to know! Thanks! I was planning on putting the 6'' layer in an airtight container. I guess I won't... I will just loosely cover it.

mandysue Posted 27 Apr 2010 , 9:45pm
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Hmmm-mine always do. I wonder what I'm doing wrong?

TexasSugar Posted 27 Apr 2010 , 10:05pm
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Mandy do you put it in an air tight container or the fridge?

mandysue Posted 27 Apr 2010 , 10:08pm
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No, neither. Maybe it's really humid when this happens? Maybe they need to be even dryer before I put them on the cake?

TexasSugar Posted 27 Apr 2010 , 10:12pm
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Hmmm, I'm not sure. The only times I have had fondant or gumpaste flowers wilt is when I closed them in something with a cake. And I live in Texas so I know humid. icon_sad.gif

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