Buttercream Question

Decorating By Sunshine93 Updated 4 Jun 2012 , 10:15pm by kakeladi

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Sunshine93 Posted 4 Jun 2012 , 5:50pm
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Do you have to use a crusting buttercream in order to get a fondant ribbon to stay in the middle of each tier? I'm afraid a butter-based buttercream won't hold up the fondant. Working on my first wedding cake....thanks!!

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TheCakeDude Posted 4 Jun 2012 , 6:08pm
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I've done it before, and never use crusting buttercreams....

Just make sure its nice and chilled before putting it on, otherwise it'll squish into the buttercream too much!

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kakeladi Posted 4 Jun 2012 , 10:15pm
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Rather than icing you could lightly brush the fondant ribbon w/water before applying it to the b'cream.

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