sianpa22 Posted 22 Mar 2012 , 7:44pm
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i'm pretty sure someone has already asked this question but i have looked almost everywhere in the forum & didn't find an answer.

can i cover my cake with fondant if i crumb-coat it with swiss meringue buttercream OR italian meringue??

THANKS!

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leah_s Posted 1 Apr 2012 , 5:10pm
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Of course. Why wouldn't they work?

karateka Posted 1 Apr 2012 , 5:21pm
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yes. They are my favorite. I get much better looking cakes (straight sides and sharp edges) when I use those frostings under fondant. Plus, they are much better tasting than using powdered sugar frosting. Less sickenly sweet, less gritty.

Rosie2 Posted 1 Apr 2012 , 7:12pm
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Gosh, I was just wondering about that yesterday icon_smile.gif
I always use ganache, but I'm a hobby baker and ganache does get expensive...so, I did wonder about IMBC...but, isn't IMBC a very soft icing??

karateka Posted 1 Apr 2012 , 7:47pm
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Yes, it is, but you frost the cake, straighten up the sides, top and edges, then refrigerate it. Once it is firm, cover in fondant. Voila!

vgcea Posted 1 Apr 2012 , 7:48pm
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^^ When you put it in the fridge it hardens and holds its shape. Think 'Butter' and 'Fridge.'

Rosie2 Posted 1 Apr 2012 , 7:52pm
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Ahhhh, thank you karate and vgcea! I will use IMBC next time for sure icon_smile.gif

Claire138 Posted 1 Apr 2012 , 7:59pm
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Originally Posted by vgcea

^^ When you put it in the fridge it hardens and holds its shape. Think 'Butter' and 'Fridge.'




That's a brilliant way to describe it, I've always wondered about it and never had the guts to try it but now that I understand how it works I'll give it a go, thanks!

vgcea Posted 1 Apr 2012 , 8:10pm
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You're welcome icon_biggrin.gif

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