This is the first time I'll be using cream cheese frosting on 3 tier wedding cake. Will I have trouble adhering fondant or gumpaste flowers/decorations to the sides? Any tips that will help? 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. 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. Just to clarify, the outside will just be covered in cream cheese frosting (not fondant over that). 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. 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. :)