Does it work ok to put fondant on top of crusting buttercream? If so, once it's crusted do I mist it down with water or anything so fondant will stick?
thanks for your help.
Most of the cakes I do have fondant decorations on buttercream. Most times the fondant has enough moisture on the back to stick, if not brush or dab a bit of piping gel the back of your fondant or in a pinch I've used a tiny bit of shortening. I wouldn't mist it with water
both of these are buttercream with fondant decorations
I roll my fondant out with corn starch (as many do with powdered sugar) so adding a mist of water to the crusted butter cream cake is a must for fondant to stick. I do it all the time with no issues. Just make sure to not add too much water and if you do, lightly dab some of it back off before putting on the fondant. It needs to just be a light mist. I use a food safe misting water bottle and spray it right on. I then wipe up and mist from off of the parchment paper that my frosted cake is sitting on and then I roll the fondant on. I do cakes from 4" to 16" and even double layer half sheet cakes this way. Easy peasy.
I roll my fondant on shortening so if the crusting BC is pretty fresh, I don't mist the cake. If I'm delayed and it's well crusted, I do lightly spritz it.