How Much Icing Under Fondant

Decorating By splymale Updated 20 Apr 2011 , 6:20pm by splymale

splymale Posted 15 Apr 2011 , 6:46pm
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Do you only put a crumb coat of icing under the fondant or a little more?

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SweetCakesbyAmy Posted 15 Apr 2011 , 6:56pm
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I usually do 2 coats. My crumb coat and then another one. You dont want to see the crumbs thru your fondant.

lutie Posted 15 Apr 2011 , 6:59pm
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Your fondant will show every little detail if there is a bump, crumb, etc. under you may want to do more than a crumb coat...Also,...Look in the forums for those who are using chocolate clay under the makes the fondant so still put a small amount of buttercream under the chocolate will not be disappointed.

Coral3 Posted 15 Apr 2011 , 7:00pm
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I use ganache under fondant which sets up nice and firm, so I can put as much as I want and it's still coverable. That said, I tend to make it only as thick as I have to on the sides, and use it thicker as a filling and on reason being that if it's a large cake then that way there won't be a huge difference in the amount of ganache you get on an inside slice v's an edge slice (if that makes sense -?)

splymale Posted 20 Apr 2011 , 6:20pm
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Thanks for the advice!

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