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.
It won't matter how much bc where the fondant is going just do a crumb coat.
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.
Thanks for your comments.
i'll just scrape off some of the BC when I am ready to decorate.