Buttercream Faux Fondant

Decorating By babycakes14 Updated 22 Jan 2015 , 9:12pm by maybenot

babycakes14 Posted 22 Jan 2015 , 2:40am
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ACan I use the store bought buttercream and do the viva technique?

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maybenot Posted 22 Jan 2015 , 5:52am
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Generally, no.  Store bought icing doesn't crust properly and that's necessary to use the paper towel method.

babycakes14 Posted 22 Jan 2015 , 6:25pm
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ADo you have a recipe that you use, that tastes good? Thank you!

maybenot Posted 22 Jan 2015 , 9:12pm
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I have used the Wilton Extra Special Buttercream recipe for years.  When I first learned the recipe--from a Wilton class book--it didn't state that it needed refrigeration.  It contains lots of fat & sugar, both great preservatives when found in large quantities.  I don't refrigerate cakes with it on.  I tell people they should eat the cake, if it room temp in no more than 3 days, or they can refrigerate it for up to a week.  I freeze leftovers all the time.

 

If you need it to crust heavily, you can add another 1/2 to 1 cup of powdered sugar.

 

http://www.wilton.com/recipe/Extra-Special-Buttercream-Icing-1

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