Can I Fondant A Brownie??!

Decorating By T-Cake Updated 1 Mar 2011 , 2:28am by Cristi-Tutty

T-Cake Posted 24 Nov 2010 , 9:32pm
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I have been asked to make a cake for somebody who actually doesnt like cake!!!! Agghhhh i dont get it either haha, but i have been told they adore brownies....would it be possible for me to substitute the cake sponge for the brownie and then cover it in fondant as i would a normal cake?

This isnt due until December so i have to practice but any tips/advice would be appreciated!!!



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Erin3085 Posted 24 Nov 2010 , 9:40pm
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I don't see why not, assuming they like frosting on their brownies. icon_smile.gif

mareg Posted 24 Nov 2010 , 9:42pm
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I don't see why not.

artscallion Posted 24 Nov 2010 , 9:58pm
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Yes. This cake is actually layers of gluten free brownie, baked in square pans, then trimmed to rounds and layered. I did it that way, rather than baking in rounds, because I didn't want the tough outer crust.

Cristi-Tutty Posted 1 Mar 2011 , 12:47am
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artscallion May I ask you what type of frosting did you use for your cake? by the way your cake is beautiful!! I love it!! thank you for sharing

cathyscakes Posted 1 Mar 2011 , 12:57am
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I would cover the brownies with ganache, and then cover with fondant, you would get nice crisp edges, and it would taste wonderful.

Cristi-Tutty Posted 1 Mar 2011 , 12:58am
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thank you so much!!! icon_wink.gif

artscallion Posted 1 Mar 2011 , 12:59am
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If I remember correctly It was a peanut butter buttercream...My regular buttercream recipe, subbed out some of the butter with PB and added extra salt.

Cristi-Tutty Posted 1 Mar 2011 , 1:08am
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thank you!! did you have any problem smoothing the buttercream?

artscallion Posted 1 Mar 2011 , 1:18am
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No problems at all. It was really no different than working with cake in that respect. I mean I guess it would depend on your brownie recipe. I've seen brownies that were more like a flourless cake texture that might tend to fall apart. But my brownie recipe gives me a pretty solid, stable brownie.

The cake I linked to was a gluten free recipe from King Arthur. my usual brownie is from Cooks Illustrated. I've also used their blondie recipe as a cake before with great success.

BrindysBackyard Posted 1 Mar 2011 , 1:37am
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I had a customer who did not like cake. I made the bottom of the cake- cake for thoes who like cake and the lady bug is made out of brownies. everyone was happy

Cristi-Tutty Posted 1 Mar 2011 , 2:28am
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thank you, thank you for your help!! I am planning to make a hersheys bar for my hubby. His birthday is this weekend, so all you help is appreciated.

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