Can I Put Fondant Decorations On A Buttercream Cake?

Decorating By Cake-Girl1968 Updated 19 Aug 2013 , 1:45am by Jennifer Gibson

Cake-Girl1968 Posted 18 Aug 2013 , 7:46pm
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I am making a three tier beach themed caked and I was wondering if I could add fondant decorations like fondant shells and starfish made in molds without them sliding or melting. I usually make my buttercream with 1/2 butter and 1/2 shortening. Any thoughts?

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Smckinney07 Posted 18 Aug 2013 , 7:51pm
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AYes, they shouldn't slide or melt. If you want them to rest around the border of your cake let them harden first then attach with BC and hold in place for a second. If you want it to form to the cake apply decorations before they harden.

Cake-Girl1968 Posted 18 Aug 2013 , 7:57pm
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Thank you. I have some that will rest around the borders like shells. But I also have some palm frans that I need to put on the cake. I did already make them and they are hardening but I could make them later when it's time to put the cake together. What would happen to the hardened fondant on the buttercream?

Smckinney07 Posted 18 Aug 2013 , 8:09pm
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AOh nothing! I just meant if you wanted say a plaque on the cake to form to the shape of the cake you'd obviously want to attach it before it dries. I'm good at confusing people ;)

It's fine if it's hard already! You just can't manipulate it to bend without breaking it-that's all I wanted to point out. Either way it's fine to apply to BC.

Cake-Girl1968 Posted 18 Aug 2013 , 11:43pm
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Lol! Thanks - now I understand. Do you just apply the fondant or do you use piping gel or something else?

Jennifer Gibson Posted 19 Aug 2013 , 1:45am
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ACan Someone Tell Me If I Can Freeze Fondant?? And How It Will Defrost? Concerned About It Bleeding On The Cake.

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