Buttercream On Fondant

Decorating By KaddyGal Updated 31 Aug 2010 , 11:35pm by KaddyGal

KaddyGal Posted 26 Aug 2010 , 6:48pm
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Hi guys!
Quick question...is ok to do scroll work with buttercream on a fondant covered cake??? Will it slide off or melt or anything? Should I use royal icing instead?
Thank you for the input!

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sugarLOVEbySierra Posted 26 Aug 2010 , 9:53pm
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I have put buttercream scrollwork on a fondant covered cake. Doesn't slide off or melt. You need a good buttercream though. One with no butter in it and I would think it needs to be a crusting buttercream. Here is a link to a cake I have done. It's covered with fondant and one layer has buttercream scrollwork and the bottom has buttercream pearl dots... Good luck!!

http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?pid=328344&id=100000089436410&ref=fbx_album#!/photo.php?pid=328345&id=100000089436410&ref=fbx_album&fbid=127089817303999

KaddyGal Posted 26 Aug 2010 , 10:13pm
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Wow! Very beautiful! Do you think the Wilton buttercream would work ok? That's what I've always used. It's all crisco and no actual butter.
Also, any tips on getting the scroll work perfect and even? I've read different methods...like using a template on paper and poking holes in the cake to make a template on the cake. And then cover the holes with the scrollwork. This seems scary to me. What are your thoughts?

KaddyGal Posted 26 Aug 2010 , 10:16pm
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By the way..you have some cute cakes. I really like the fire truck and fire cake. Is absolutely adorable!

sugarLOVEbySierra Posted 27 Aug 2010 , 1:28am
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Thank you soo much! I'm having fun making them! hmmm.. I'm not sure about the wilton icing.. I've never used it. But, if it's mainly crisco.. I think it'll be ok. I've never heard of that technique.. I just look at the scroll work then copy it onto the cake.. hmm I would think that technique would be a good thing. Since your covering the cake in fondant mabe you would, instead of poking holes, indent the cake by tracing the design trough the paper to the cake?? Mabe using a ball point clay tool.. wilton makes these tools also.. here's a link to what i'm thinking...

http://www.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http://www.cake-stuff.com/images/wilton_set.jpg&imgrefurl=http://www.cake-stuff.com/10-piece-wilton-sugarcraft-modelling-tool-set-p-1908.html&usg=__l_PrK471LPrJAYBsxQLlloFIn4k=&h=240&w=240&sz=13&hl=en&start=86&zoom=1&um=1&itbs=1&tbnid=MSjnd2UcZnPUMM:&tbnh=110&tbnw=110&prev=/images%3Fq%3Dwilton%2Bflower%2Btools%26start%3D72%26um%3D1%26hl%3Den%26sa%3DN%26ndsp%3D18%26tbs%3Disch:1


This kit is sold at hobby lobby and walmart here where I live... or just use the opposite end of a paint brush... I'm just guessing though. I've never done anything other than look at the picture and copy it by hand. Have fun!!

KaddyGal Posted 27 Aug 2010 , 3:10am
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Your scroll work does look very neat...especially since you just eyeball it and put it on there. Great work! How long have you been doing cakes?

anxietyattack Posted 27 Aug 2010 , 3:18am
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Originally Posted by sugarLOVEbySierra

Thank you soo much! I'm having fun making them! hmmm.. I'm not sure about the wilton icing.. I've never used it. But, if it's mainly crisco.. I think it'll be ok. I've never heard of that technique.. I just look at the scroll work then copy it onto the cake.. hmm I would think that technique would be a good thing. Since your covering the cake in fondant mabe you would, instead of poking holes, indent the cake by tracing the design trough the paper to the cake?? Mabe using a ball point clay tool.. wilton makes these tools also.. here's a link to what i'm thinking...

http://www.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http://www.cake-stuff.com/images/wilton_set.jpg&imgrefurl=http://www.cake-stuff.com/10-piece-wilton--modelling-tool-set-p-1908.html&usg=__l_PrK471LPrJAYBsxQLlloFIn4k=&h=240&w=240&sz=13&hl=en&start=86&zoom=1&um=1&itbs=1&tbnid=MSjnd2UcZnPUMM:&tbnh=110&tbnw=110&prev=/images%3Fq%3Dwilton%2Bflower%2Btools%26start%3D72%26um%3D1%26hl%3Den%26sa%3DN%26ndsp%3D18%26tbs%3Disch:1


This kit is sold at hobby lobby and walmart here where I live... or just use the opposite end of a paint brush... I'm just guessing though. I've never done anything other than look at the picture and copy it by hand. Have fun!!



OMG You're a Genius!!!! I've never thought to trace onto the fondant!

sugarLOVEbySierra Posted 31 Aug 2010 , 4:30am
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Originally Posted by KaddyGal

Your scroll work does look very neat...especially since you just eyeball it and put it on there. Great work! How long have you been doing cakes?





Thank you so much! .. well, I worked at a bakery in high school (started folding boxes.. LOL) but, officially doing them on my own for about 2 years.

sugarLOVEbySierra Posted 31 Aug 2010 , 4:35am
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OMG You're a Genius!!!! I've never thought to trace onto the fondant![/quote]


icon_biggrin.gif haha!! Thanks!

urbangrl2007 Posted 31 Aug 2010 , 5:04am
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Quote:
Originally Posted by KaddyGal

Wow! Very beautiful! Do you think the Wilton buttercream would work ok? That's what I've always used. It's all crisco and no actual butter.
Also, any tips on getting the scroll work perfect and even? I've read different methods...like using a template on paper and poking holes in the cake to make a template on the cake. And then cover the holes with the scrollwork. This seems scary to me. What are your thoughts?





I was told by a Wilton instructor to use store brand shortening. Like the cheap cheap stuff. That way it doesn't break down like frosting with Crisco (I've actually seen a difference).

KaddyGal Posted 31 Aug 2010 , 11:35pm
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Ok, well that is good to know. I love it when I can buy the cheap cheap stuff and save a buck! lol icon_smile.gif

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