Am I Using Too Much Buttercream?

Decorating By staceyboots Updated 1 Sep 2011 , 9:46am by staceyboots

staceyboots Posted 1 Sep 2011 , 2:23am
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How much buttercream is too much buttercream?

I have a 9" round chocolate cake that I trimmed to an 8" round and then covered the sides with buttercream. The thing is that I am supposed to cover the sides of the cake with fondant basketweave that will be made out of fondant rope (so I will be attaching this by hand).

Am I using too much buttercream?

Since the fondant basketweave is just a "decoration", does the amount of buttercream underneath matter?

I am using a crusting chocolate buttercream recipe?

Hope that someone can help me.


3 replies
Ashleyssweetdesigns Posted 1 Sep 2011 , 2:33am
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It won't matter how much bc where the fondant is going just do a crumb coat.

BlakesCakes Posted 1 Sep 2011 , 3:01am
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If you're saying that you now have a 1/2 inch of BC all around the cake, then I do think that quite a lot.

Woven fondant ropes are going to be pretty heavy. I'd personally prefer to have them "closer" to the support structure (the cake), so I'd only put on about 1/4 inch of BC on the cake. That's what I consider a full coating of BC, anyway.


staceyboots Posted 1 Sep 2011 , 9:46am
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Thanks for your comments.

i'll just scrape off some of the BC when I am ready to decorate.


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