ChocolateLove Posted 5 Jul 2013 , 7:41pm
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Hi,

 

I am making my first wedding cake in August and so, testing out different recipes.

 

I have tried genache, but I prefer that as a filling rather then a icing..

I am not too big on buttercream with shortenings, but open to try different variations.

 

I would love to know what your favorite under fondant icing recipes are and how long can they be made in advance!

 

Thanks!

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rozeza Posted 7 Jul 2013 , 3:41pm
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Hi,

I'm fairly new to all this but in different trials, I found that Swiss buttercream worked best. I don't  like buttercreams with shortening either and 99% of the time refuse to use them. The nice thing about Swiss meringue is that you can add shortening for stability at the end depending on the humidity in your area. I haven't done a wedding cake yet...my largest cake was the SuperMario Bros. cake with the xbox. 

 

Good Luck :)

JWinslow Posted 7 Jul 2013 , 8:32pm
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I have two favorites.  Swiss Meringue Butter Cream and Ganache.  I can get them both really smooth before fondant.  I use  BeyondButtercream (FromScratch, SF) recipe.  Here's her tutorial:

 

http://fromscratchsf.wordpress.com/2011/03/08/tutorial-swiss-meringue-buttercream/

 

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