I am making a cake next week that will be covered in fondant. The woman ordering the cake requested whipped icing. Relatively new to the cake decorating world, I haven't made whipped icing yet and am nervous to use it in decorating. Is it too soft to use under fondant? As an alternative, I don't have to cover the cake entirely in fondant, but there will be numerous fondat/gumpaste decorations on it. I'm wondering if these will sink into the whipped icing? This woman said that I don't have to use whipped icing if it's a problem, but I'd like to honor her request. Any tips/recipe suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!
I use the whipped cream buttercream (in recipes) under fondant and it is fabulous. I substituted the crisco for 1/2 HR shortening and 1/2 butter and it was even better. I would highly recommend it. I did not find it too soft at all and I also filled the cake with it. I did my blackberry cake with it (in my photos).
Another good whipped BC icing is Sugarshacks and it crusts nicely too if you just want to do BC...Good luck!
I just did a cake using Sams Club whipped icing (that is what they wanted). It is more of a cool whip consistency and no I would not put fondant over it. It softens very quickly and I know it would run out from under it as soft as it gets.