My sister-in-law wanted a fruity cake for her birthday. I was going to make a strawberry cake with a whipped strawberry filling. Does it matter what type of frosting I use, if I plan on decorating with fondant? Do I have to use buttercream?
what type of frosting were you planning on using
Yes it does matter. Whipped cream icing doesn't work with fondant, cream cheese doesn't work well (too soft). Although, there are some "revised" c.c. icing recipes that will work with fondant.
What type of icing are you planning on using?
I once tried to be lazy and used canned icing under fondant. That didn't work either. As I smoothed the fondant the icing was moving with it. I ended up with buldges all over the cake. You should definitely stick with a crusting icing of some type so it stays in place
I use either a crusting bc (Indydebi's recipe) ganache or SMBC. All of these work very well under fondant.
Are you covering the cake in fondant or just using fondant decorations?