Hello Im kind of new to baking cakes but always took an interest, so i decide to try ^.^ . im making some test to find the best white cake recipe and the best icing recipe for under fondant. I know how buttercream is suppose to be the best so i would want some like that please. I would like any recipe that you use and the steps you do. Please and Thank you. Love Sydney
an all butter american buttercream (powder sugar and butter) or a SMBC or IMBC with butter recipe is going to chill the firmest to create a smooth under layer for your fondant. I know some people have luck with a shortening based buttercream under fondant, but I just prefer a firmer surface to work with on smoothing and maintaining sharper corners. THat all said, I usually always do a layer of ganache on my cakes to smooth before applying fondant. That makes the longest lasting surface for me and holds up best in my climate's heat.