Buttercream Or Royal Icing

Decorating By Nlobato Updated 11 Jan 2014 , 3:39pm by Nlobato

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Nlobato Posted 11 Jan 2014 , 3:06pm
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Which icing is better to use when working with fondant?

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dukeswalker Posted 11 Jan 2014 , 3:14pm
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Not sure what you mean....

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cakealicious7 Posted 11 Jan 2014 , 3:17pm
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AI think the op means whats better to use under fondant

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cakealicious7 Posted 11 Jan 2014 , 3:17pm
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AOr maybe she means decorations??

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Nlobato Posted 11 Jan 2014 , 3:20pm
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Thank you for replying, but I think I got my answer. What I meant was what type of icing to use on a cake before applying fondant on top of it. Maybe you could answer another question for me if you don't mind. It's my first time using fondant and would like to apply beads onto the fondant for decor. How long after applying the fondant can I put on the beads?

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cakealicious7 Posted 11 Jan 2014 , 3:28pm
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AI haven't worked with fondant yet but I'm pretty sure you apply the decorations straight after putting the fondant on

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dukeswalker Posted 11 Jan 2014 , 3:32pm
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This is how I do it:

1) level cakes & fill, using a thick buttercream dam around the edge

2) crumb coat with buttercream and let sit for 6-8 hours to settle

3) apply thick coat of buttercream, smooth and pop in fridge overnight

4) apply fondant

5) Pop back in fridge until I have all tiers done & am ready to apply decorations

6) decorate (coula be within the hour of applying fondant, could be several hours)

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cakealicious7 Posted 11 Jan 2014 , 3:36pm
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AThanks that helped me too, but can you apply decorations straight after?

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cupcake100 Posted 11 Jan 2014 , 3:37pm
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Nlobato Posted 11 Jan 2014 , 3:39pm
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Thank you. 

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