Covering A Cake With Fondant ???

Decorating By Mikel79 Updated 11 Jun 2009 , 11:23pm by Sassy74

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Mikel79 Posted 11 Jun 2009 , 8:36pm
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Hi All!

I'm wanting to try covering a cake with fondant. I have found that people do this different ways. Some just use buttercream icing as a base coat; others use ganche, some use BC icing with piping gel. I would like to know what the majority uses. I know everyone has their own preference and there probably isn't a correct or incorrect way, but I would like to see what the majority uses and try what ever method that is.

Any tips is appreciated...

Thank you in advance...

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bashini Posted 11 Jun 2009 , 9:25pm
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Hi there, I use buttercream on my cakes most of the time. But recently started using ganache especialy for my chocolate cakes. With ganache you can get a really smooth surface and very easily. icon_biggrin.gif

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AverageMom Posted 11 Jun 2009 , 9:35pm
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I use buttercream until my fondant, but I'm hoping to try ganache soon.

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Sassy74 Posted 11 Jun 2009 , 11:23pm
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I use buttercream, and a pretty thick layer, too. I do this because most people where I live prefer buttercream, and are reluctant to even try fondant. So, I put enough on that they can peel off the fondant and still have a good layer of buttercream. What I don't like about doing it this way is that it's difficult to get good, crisp edges/corners. So, I'll be trying ganache soon, too!

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