Questions About Decorating A Fondant Cake

Decorating By makeupdivaa Updated 9 May 2010 , 12:31am by newmansmom2004

makeupdivaa Posted 9 May 2010 , 12:15am
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Hope you can help me:

1. can i decorate a fondant cake with buttercream and royal icing or should i stick to one. I want to pip around the base of the cake but dont want it to "melt" the fondant

2. if i'm making fondant flowers for my cake can i make them a head of time and then just BC stick them to the fontant cake? if so how far in advance can i make them and how do i store it?

3.Can i use fondant to cover a betty crocker cake mix cake or will the fondant suck the moisture out of it?

Thanks sooo much

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newmansmom2004 Posted 9 May 2010 , 12:31am
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1. Yes - you can use either or both.

2. Yes - you can make the flowers ahead of time, but I'd use royal icing to adhere them to the cake. Buttercream may not hold them. Fondant flowers - not sure on that as I only make gumpaste flowers and those can be made as far as a year ahead if you store in a sealed container. They'll last darned near forever.

3. Yes - you can cover virtually any brand of cake with fondant. Just put a layer of buttercream over your cake first. The fondant helps keep the cake moist.

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