Fondant Cupcake Toppers On Marshmallow Icing

Baking By Chelcod Updated 7 Sep 2012 , 1:01am by BlakesCakes

Chelcod Posted 6 Sep 2012 , 2:10pm
post #1 of 4

I am new at this....I heard if you make a fondant decoration and it sits directly on buttercream, after a few hours it starts to 'melt'.

I have cupcake toppers decorations made of fondant and want to place them on top of piped marshmallow icing. Anyone know if it will 'melt'?

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BlakesCakes Posted 6 Sep 2012 , 8:30pm
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Not sure what "marshmallow icing" is, but I have placed fondant decos on butter based buttercream and hi ratio shortening buttercream--they do not melt.

You can't place fondant on whipped cream/cool whip/BetterCreme icings because they will melt. Those icings have a very high water content, unlike standard buttercreams.


Chelcod Posted 7 Sep 2012 , 12:36am
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Thank you for your reply.

It's called a boiled fluffy icing, made to look like marshmallows.



3 tablespoons Meringue Powder
1/2 cup cold water
2 cups granulated sugar
1/4 cup corn syrup
1/2 cup water

I'm guessing this recipe is likely too high in water? Maybe I'll just stick to my regular buttercream icing to be safe.

BlakesCakes Posted 7 Sep 2012 , 1:01am
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It does sound like a "wet" icing. I assume that it crusts, but if the fondant comes into contact with the wetness of it, all bets would be off.

Hope it all works out OK for you!

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