Quick Question From Newbie

Decorating By oopsydeb Updated 3 Jul 2010 , 4:03am by neecies_sweets

oopsydeb Posted 3 Jul 2010 , 2:55am
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What is the difference between fondant and rolled butter cream?

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CandyCU Posted 3 Jul 2010 , 3:33am
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Hi oopsydeb,

This is not the most accurate answer in the world but for me:
Fondant is based on sugar/glucose, is pliable/kneadable and you can roll it out or mold shapes and figures with it.
Rolled butter cream is based on buttercream that has more sugar added to make it firmer? - I have never used it, so can't tell you how to use it.

I guess you use the medium that would be most suited to the job you've got. Hopefully someone else will be able to answer your question better...

HTH!?!

Cheers!

neecies_sweets Posted 3 Jul 2010 , 4:03am
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i do know that rolled buttercream is supposed to be more fragile to work with. . . haven't tried it myself. good luck

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