Billowing On Buttercream?

Decorating By genevieveyum Updated 10 Apr 2011 , 8:49pm by solascakes

genevieveyum Posted 8 Apr 2011 , 2:31pm
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I was wondering if the billowing technique would work if I tried to attach the billowed pieces to buttercream instead of with piping gel on fondant? Since the outside won't be eaten anyway, I was thinking that this would cut down on the waste. My only concern is that the billows might get mushy. If it matters, I use smbc.

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cakedout Posted 8 Apr 2011 , 4:37pm
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I was wondering the same thing. icon_smile.gif If no one else gives an answer, I guess the best thing to do is experiment! thumbs_up.gif

genevieveyum Posted 9 Apr 2011 , 2:18am
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Any ideas from the Friday night folks?

solascakes Posted 10 Apr 2011 , 8:49pm
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From my experience,it cannot work unless on fondant.I tried it on buttercream and it was toooooo messy,I had to remove the little I had done, re iced the cake with buttercream, covered the cake in fondant and then started the billowing.Then and only then did it work.For me anyway.

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