Question.....rolled Buttercream?? Vs. Fondant?

Decorating By Deb4516 Updated 6 Nov 2008 , 3:42am by Launa

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Deb4516 Posted 5 Nov 2008 , 5:09pm
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I did not know you could get a rolled buttercream.....does it work like fondant? Also...I have a baby shower to make a cake for on Saturday afternoon. Unfortunately it is the Saturday after Thanksgiving and I will be out of town. Could I make the cake on Tuesday night and still serve it on Saturday? I am doing the Pregnant Tummy cake and I was going to use rolled fondant for the dress. (but now maybe buttercream?)

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leah_s Posted 5 Nov 2008 , 5:25pm
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Blargh for rolled buttercream. It tastes and feels like greasy fondant. It is much harder to work with IMO, tears easily and big pieces are nearly impossible to get onto the cake in once piece. Give me SatinIce every time.

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kandu001 Posted 6 Nov 2008 , 2:59am
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Stick with the fondant...but a yummy one of course, not Wilton! princess.gif

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just_for_fun Posted 6 Nov 2008 , 3:21am
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I tried rolled buttercream once, and it was sticky, greasy, impossible to pick up after rolling. i even rolled it on a silpat and lifted the whole thing, and could not get it onto the cake in one piece. I am in no way a professional baker, so i tought i would try it again. but i think i won't....

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Launa Posted 6 Nov 2008 , 3:42am
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I LOVE rolled buttercream for cookies because of the taste, but I haven't had very good luck putting it on a cake. I'd stick with fondant for that.

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