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Stupid questions #3573 & 3574

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I feel like I keep coming here with basic "duh-logic" questions, but I'm doing a wedding cake soon and want to get it right!

Is crusting buttercream what I want to use when I dirty ice before applying fondant?

Can I use crusting buttercream as a filler between layers? This seems like the easiest and safest thing to do for my first big cake (3 tiers)...
post #2 of 4
laura4795,

When you say "dirty ice" is that the same as crumb coat?
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Yes you can use a crusting buttercream for a crumb coat/dirty ice and as a final coat and as a filling.

The only difference between a crusting and a non-crusting buttercream is that one forms a crust on the outside when it drys and one doesn't. People use a crusting buttercream when using the Viva method to smooth their cakes. HTH and good luck!
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I use crusting buttercream almost all the time as my fillings. I don't have to worry about making an extra batch of anything and there's no need to refrigerate. Best of both worlds. =)
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