Fondant Swags

Decorating By Diana44 Updated 25 Jun 2010 , 12:56am by JCE62108

Diana44 Posted 25 Jun 2010 , 12:06am
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Can anyone tell me if fondant swags will hold if draped onto cake iced in buttercream?

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JCE62108 Posted 25 Jun 2010 , 12:43am
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No. I told a co-worker not to do it. She did it anyway. The weight of it made the icing slide off. I wouldnt recommend it. Now....if you rolled it out paper thin....maybe it would work. In general I make it a rule not to do it though because of my experience with it not working all that great. icon_smile.gif

Diana44 Posted 25 Jun 2010 , 12:50am
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Thanks for the input, I thought that would probably be the answer.

debster Posted 25 Jun 2010 , 12:51am
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I've done it and have to do it next Sat , but since it's for drapes I do make it THIN and do 50/50 fondant and gumpaste. The gumpaste is lighter and that helps. Did for me anyway.

JCE62108 Posted 25 Jun 2010 , 12:56am
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Yeah the gumpaste probably helps you roll it out nice and thin too. I would say if your customer wants it and you feel comfortable trying it, then go for it. I did it once and wasnt happy, and then saw my co-worker try to salvage a disaster, so that is why I dont do it. BUT that doesnt mean its not possible. icon_smile.gif Are there any flowers or anything going on it that may help hide flaws? (like smooshed buttercream, or unintentional marks left while trying to position the drapes)

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