Marzipan Vs. Fondant For Decorations?

Decorating By Bridy Updated 3 Aug 2014 , 9:42pm by Laetia

Bridy Posted 3 Aug 2014 , 5:45pm
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Hi

 

I am a twice a year kind of cake decorator(for my kids birthdays!)

 

I want to make these cupcakes

http://www.marthastewart.com/312831/ladybug-cupcakes?czone=food/best-cupcake-recipes/our-best-cupcakes¢er=276944&gallery=274888&slide=285827

 

The suggestion is to use marzipan for the ladybugs, but I am not sure if I will be able to find it without Almonds and I can't seem to find a recipe for the cherry marzipan that is suggested to use.

 

I have never used Marzipan or fondant, but I was wondering if I could just buy a small tub of fondant and make the ladybugs the same way.  Will I get the same results?

 

Thank you!

Bridy

 

p.s. has anyone made the swiss meringue buttercream before?  I usually just make a traditional buttercream but thought to give this one a try.

2 replies
maisie73 Posted 3 Aug 2014 , 9:42pm
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AYep, fondant will be fine, in fact, if you'd asked "what do you think these ladybirds are made of?" I bet most people would have said fondant. Can't help with the smbc, never made it. I'm sure somebody will be able to help though. :-)

Laetia Posted 3 Aug 2014 , 9:42pm
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AYou sure can use fondant for the ladybug, it's quite easy to make. I did those with store bought red and black fondant. Sorry for the SMBC question, I'm no help on that one! Never used it...yet.

http://cakecentral.com/g/i/3218264/a/3470414/i-made-this-cream-puff-sheep-for-my-nephew-2nd-birthday-raspberry-mousse-inside-the-puffs-and-chocolate-flower-cupcake-to-complete-the-meadow/sort/display_order/

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