Bc, Bc, Bc, And Then More Bc! Is There Anything Else?

Decorating By ExcitedNewbie Updated 9 May 2009 , 2:04pm by lizamlin

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ExcitedNewbie Posted 9 May 2009 , 11:57am
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Most of us like Buttercream frosting well enough, but can any other frosting be used to ice a cake before applying fondant besides BC? How about if one were to mix a little meringue powder into the "other" type of frosting first? How about a healthier alternative as well?

Thanks for any help that you can be on this!

~ excitednewbie

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leah_s Posted 9 May 2009 , 12:04pm
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Strained apricot preserves is the other normal coating under fondant. I'd heard of people using ganache but I've never done that.

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Evoir Posted 9 May 2009 , 12:53pm
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I've used ganache, marzipan, strained jams (preserves) and sugar syrup (50/50 sugar and water heated until sugar dissolved, then sealed in a jar when cool. Keep in fridge).

(PS: Homemade marzipan is healthier and tastier than store-bought).

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lizamlin Posted 9 May 2009 , 2:04pm
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I use heated & strained raspberry jam --- YUM

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