This is the first time I'll be using cream cheese frosting on 3 tier wedding cake. Â Will I have trouble adhering fondant or gumpaste flowers/decorations to the sides? Â Any tips that will help? Â Cake will be transported by bride's family to the venue which is one hour away so everything needs to be stacked and completely decorated. Â Thanks
AI don't have personal experience with this. But I've read and been told on here that cream cheese icing melts fondant. Sortof like a rock paper scissors thing.
AI have not had any trouble with the fondant sticking to the cream cheese icing. As for the cc icing melting the fondant I am not sure if that will happen. When I have used cc icing I use it as a filling and then the crumb coat or outside icing I use buttercream without cream cheese.
I have made a few cakes with cream cheese frosting under fondant & I had no problems. I used Edna's crusting cream cheese recipe at designmeacake.com
AI have used Earlene's cream cheese recipe on several cakes covered with fondant, and I have never had an issue. I wouldn't use a non crusting recipe though. I think the water content might be too high hence others having 'melting' issues.
AI use cream cheese frosting as a filling only; the cake gets covered in vanilla buttercream before fondant. I just don't trust the cream cheese icing to behave itself for me!
Thanks for the input everyone. Â Just to clarify, the outside will just be covered in cream cheese frosting (not fondant over that). Â I was asking about fondant in terms of fondant or gumpaste flowers or other decorations made out of those that I'll need to attach to the cream cheese frosting. Â Any other thoughts??
AI have a difficult time imagining a gumpaste decoration being in anyway affected by cream cheese icing...that stuff gets really really hard lol.
As far as fondant decorations...I think it will be fine. I especially wouldn't worry if your recipe crusts.
AOh, I misunderstood you. Sorry! I think you will be alright. :)