I am new to Cake Central - have been baking cooking, etc for a long time. Just took my first decorating classes and have a question about fondant decorations. If you use fondant/gumpast flowers on buttercream frosting how does that work? Do they get "wet" ? No experience with this yet. Is royal icing better for the flowers? Please some guidance. Thank you [/quote]
Yes, you can safely use fondant/gumpaste decorations on buttercream.
The gumpaste decorations will be hard and hold up well for several days but then they can become soft and lose their shape, most of the time the cake will have been eaten by then.
Using fresh fondant shapes will be different since they are already soft. Using them as overlays works well.
I hope this helps, have fun.