Hi everyone. I'm working with cream cheese frosting for the first time. I was wondering what decorations are "safe" to place on the cake. Would gumpaste work okay or would fondant be better? I'm placing a grad. hat on the cake. Thanks!
Either one will be fine.
My basic butter cream has cream cheese in it and I use both fondant and gum paste decor. Make sure your cake is cold and your frosting is solid before adding decorations. To attach, brush a VERY small bit of water on the frosting. (attachment area only of course) If your icing begins to soften before you are finished, put the cake back in the cooler until it hardens again (about 10 or so minutes). Fondant or gum paste will work. I find that gum paste hardens faster and holds up better in the refrigerator. If it's to be eaten, use fondant. If it's for show, use gum paste. You can eat gum paste but it's not too tasty and not really meant to be consumed in mass quantities! I hope. yik!
Thanks for the help!