Cream Cheese Frosting Under Fondant

Decorating By idgalpal Updated 5 Jan 2011 , 12:15am by ChristinasCreative_Cakes

idgalpal Posted 4 Jan 2011 , 11:57pm
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Can I use Cream cheese frosting under fondant without it causing problems with the fondant? I'm a little fearful that I won't be able to get it smooth enough, but then I started wondering if the cream cheese frosting itself might make the fondant deteriorate.

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pattycakesnj Posted 5 Jan 2011 , 12:04am
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Cream cheese frosting under fondant works fine but remember that if there is cream cheese frosting under the fondant, the cake should be refrigerated. I use a crusting cc so I can smooth with viva paper towel method.

fairmaiden0101 Posted 5 Jan 2011 , 12:09am
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Well it depends on the recipe. If you are using a crusting cream cheese buttercream there will be no problem. If you are using a regular cream cheese icing I would think it is to wet and would ruin the fondant. You could always do a cream cheese filling and cover in ganache then fondant then you get the best of all worlds! HTH

idgalpal Posted 5 Jan 2011 , 12:13am
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Oh fairmaiden I like that idea! Pattycakes, yes my CC frosting is a crusting recipe so I'll be good to go then unless I go with ganache instead.
Thanks ladies!

ChristinasCreative_Cakes Posted 5 Jan 2011 , 12:15am
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I've done it before, in the middle of July- for an outside birthday party too, and didn't have a problem with it. If you're worried about it not getting smooth enough, then just roll your fondant a little thicker. That way whatever is underneath won't show through. =)

It WAS a crusting cream cheese recipe.

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