Does Type Of Frosting Matter, When Using Fondant?

Decorating By Mtownsend Updated 25 Jun 2010 , 3:40pm by tiggy2

Mtownsend Posted 20 Jun 2010 , 11:33pm
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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?

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myslady Posted 25 Jun 2010 , 11:52am
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what type of frosting were you planning on using

mamawrobin Posted 25 Jun 2010 , 11:57am
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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?

j_arney Posted 25 Jun 2010 , 3:31pm
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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

mamawrobin Posted 25 Jun 2010 , 3:35pm
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I use either a crusting bc (Indydebi's recipe) ganache or SMBC. All of these work very well under fondant. thumbs_up.gif

tiggy2 Posted 25 Jun 2010 , 3:40pm
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Are you covering the cake in fondant or just using fondant decorations?

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