Buttercream Vs Royal Icing

Decorating By FarrahFace Updated 6 Oct 2010 , 4:39am by indydebi

FarrahFace Posted 5 Oct 2010 , 2:10pm
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I am doing a wedding cake with scroll work on it. it will just be S's and C's with silver dragees at each end of the S's and C's. Which is better for the scroll work? bc or ri? The cake is buttercream no fondant. Please help me. I need the scroll work to not slip and slide but need the silver balls to also stick well. Thank you. icon_smile.gif

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ddaigle Posted 5 Oct 2010 , 2:43pm
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I never use Royal Icing on cakes. Only cookies. And 99% of my cakes are butter cream. Before I do my scroll work, my cake has sat in the frig to for the butter cream to "harden" or set up. I can then scroll and add dragees all day long. Good luck!!

sweetcakes Posted 5 Oct 2010 , 2:54pm
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dont use royal if you plan on putting the cake in the fridge after decorating, the royal will dissolve if your cake sweats. if your not chilling the cake and using royal you will have to stick the dragees in as you go , but i do prefer to do scrollwork with royal. Buttercream works just as well though.

FarrahFace Posted 5 Oct 2010 , 3:05pm
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thank you ddaigle and sweetcakes. Do you add any corn syrup to the bc or do you thin your bc down some?

tonedna Posted 5 Oct 2010 , 4:45pm
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I use buttercream on buttercream. You can use corn syrup if you want, works well.

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tonedna Posted 5 Oct 2010 , 4:47pm
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I use buttercream on buttercream. You can use corn syrup if you want, works well.

Edna icon_smile.gif

mareg Posted 6 Oct 2010 , 2:40am
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I only use BC too. In fact the last cake I did sat in the sun for a couple of hours and it didn't budge! I was very worried, it was 90 with some humidity! It's in my photos. Post a pic when you finish iticon_smile.gif

indydebi Posted 6 Oct 2010 , 4:39am
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Quote:
Originally Posted by ddaigle

I never use Royal Icing on cakes. Only cookies. And 99% of my cakes are butter cream.


same here. even on stringwork, I use my regular BC.

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