Applying Fondant Decorations To Buttercrem Frosted Cake

Decorating By kat427 Updated 6 Apr 2011 , 10:26pm by Elaine2581

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kat427 Posted 6 Apr 2011 , 9:56pm
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Can anyone offer advice on applying fondant deco to buttercream iced cake? I am going to make a race car themed cake that will need black fondant checkers applied to one 10 in round. This will be my first time working with fondant and I need some tips like how can to make the checkers stick and what temp is best to apply the fondant. Thanks!

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dchockeyguy Posted 6 Apr 2011 , 10:07pm
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If your BC hasn't crusted yet, you should be able to put them on right after you've iced the cake. They'll stick just fine by themselves.

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Elaine2581 Posted 6 Apr 2011 , 10:26pm
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I've used a small amount of piping gel when the buttercream has crusted. That should work fine for the checks. For heavier items such as drapes and bows I usually use melted chocolate. Either way, just hold it in place for a few seconds and if using a turntable, turn slowly! Hope that helps.

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