Fondant Decorations On Buttercream Iced Cake?

Decorating By Ali3971 Updated 12 Feb 2014 , 1:15pm by agbh

Ali3971 Posted 3 Feb 2011 , 3:47pm
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I was just curious how this works. I would think the fondant would be too heavy to stick to the buttercream alone? I have always stuck fondant to fondant because I was to scared my decorations would peel the buttercream off if I used fondant on buttercream. Anyone have any suggestions or experience?

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divinecc Posted 3 Feb 2011 , 3:55pm
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It really depends on how heavy and how tall they are. If they are small and flat you shouldn't have any problems. If they are heavy or tall I would secure them to a sucker stick or skewer and poke into the cake for stability. HTH

ddaigle Posted 3 Feb 2011 , 4:12pm
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I do this constantly. 99% of my cakes are butter cream and many have some sort of fondant accent. It sticks. I chill my cakes before delivery and that helps seal the fondant to the bc. HTH.

indydebi Posted 3 Feb 2011 , 4:14pm
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These are my fondant-on-BC cakes, applied with BC on the back of the fondant pieces, just so you can see the size/weight of the ones I've done that held up ok: (bottom 2 tiers are BC)

bobhope Posted 3 Feb 2011 , 4:16pm
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i've done this several times before..don't worry it'll stick to the butter cream icon_smile.gif

grama_j Posted 3 Feb 2011 , 4:30pm
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Deb..... You are so kind.......... always ready to help out....... Thanks for being YOU......... thumbs_up.gif

Ali3971 Posted 3 Feb 2011 , 6:16pm
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Thank you very much everyone. I see that its ok with smaller decorations and caked would you attempt to do stipes around a whole cake or leave it minimal?

grama_j Posted 3 Feb 2011 , 8:00pm
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It would stand up to fondant stripes if that is what you have in mind......

techie81 Posted 10 Mar 2011 , 3:03am
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Hi all. icon_smile.gif What do you use to make the fondant accents stick on crusted buttercream? Water? Piping gel? Thanks in advance!

techie81 Posted 10 Mar 2011 , 3:19am
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Whoops, I missed indydebi's post! Thanks icon_smile.gif

Jan14grands Posted 10 Mar 2011 , 1:35pm
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I do mainly buttercream cakes and fondant decorations on them. I've had no problems. If the fondant pieces are dry, you'd need to attach them with buttercream or glue, etc. If the fondant pieces are't dried, then just add a little water to the back. They'll stick just fine. You can also use candy melts if they are dry. Hope this helps.

SucreSucre Posted 10 Mar 2011 , 1:53pm
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All of my decorated cakes are buttercream with fondant accents, unless the customer just prefers all fondant. I just let my cake chill for a few minutes then decorate. For larger, heavier pieces like bows, or balls, I attach those with candy melts. HTH! thumbs_up.gif

SucreSucre Posted 10 Mar 2011 , 1:56pm
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Trying to post pic, I'm not very good at this icon_lol.gif

edited to say:
I'll try to post it in my pics if I can even remember how to do that. (It's the "Libby" cake) icon_lol.gificon_cry.gificon_lol.gif

kreecey Posted 25 Jun 2011 , 11:25pm
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I am new to this site and just wanted to say thanks for the advice above! I am doing my son's Mario Bros themed birthday cake this coming week and was loathe to think of covering a cake with fondant due to my lack of experience in that dept - then i thought of the fondant deco on top of bc icing angle. Then I imagined the fondant decorations slowly sliding down the cake on the way into the party. Then I imagined myself throwing the cake in the trash and running to the nearest grocery store for some cupcakes...anyway thanks! I plan on perusing the site more, lots of great info here! icon_biggrin.gif

agbh Posted 12 Feb 2014 , 1:15pm
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HI, I know this is an old thread..... what do i do with a buttercream cake with fondant decorations, should it go in fridge or stay on counter.  from wednesday till friday night?

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