In The Middle Of A Cake And Need Help!!

Decorating By shar7599 Updated 3 Sep 2011 , 4:14am by Periperi

shar7599 Posted 3 Sep 2011 , 3:46am
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I am in the middle of doing a cake and I am trying to decide what to do. It's a sheet cake, covered in white fondant with royal blue fondant lettering. I am wondering if I do royal blue buttercream piping around the edges, will that bleed? It's for a family reunion, I will keep it in the AC until it's almost time to serve it, but the reunion is outside, and I live in TX. I would be using a crusing buttercream. I am afraid of royal icing because I don't want it to be too hard. Any tips or ideas are appreciated!! HELP!!!

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Periperi Posted 3 Sep 2011 , 3:56am
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I use buttercream on fondant all the time and have never ever had it bleed.

Charmed Posted 3 Sep 2011 , 4:00am
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I read somewhere that glycerin is added to royal icing to prevent it to dry too hard.

shar7599 Posted 3 Sep 2011 , 4:11am
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I don't have an glycerine. I'm gonna just go for the dang buttercream. Peri, I'm using Americolor, does that make a difference?

Periperi Posted 3 Sep 2011 , 4:14am
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I've used Americolor and the wilton gel colors and have had wonderful success with both.

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