I am looking to decorate fondant footballs to go on the top of buttercream cupcakes. If I decorate the footballs with royal icing should I anticipate any problems? I know fondant pull moisture from other icing/cakes and I don't want the footballs to wilt.
I am wondering if the icing would dry correctly without bleeding......
Can you make the fondant brown and just use a food marker to
make the decoration on the ball??? I have used the marker on fondant
and i have also used food coloring gel with a fine paintbrush to detail fondant and both worked well.
The plan was to roll out some brown fondant and cut them in to football shapes. I was going to allow to dry several days. I need to decorate the strings and white lines on the football and was trying to determine if royal icing would work?
I've not run into any problems using buttercream on top of fondant. I've never tried Royal Icing but I assume if it's ok for one, it's ok for another.
The only issue I've had is that once the colored buttercream is on the fondant it's not easy to remove the color if you need to correct a mistake. But other than that, no wilting issues or anything along those lines.
I have used both BC and RI on top of fondant and both work great!
I've found that decorating fondant with RI works really well, especially for those tiny details with the #1 tip. There is so little moisture in the RI, that it doesn't affect your fondant at all. The only problem I've ever seen is if your RI comes in contact with your buttercream. It's the RI that will pull the moisture from the buttercream and melt - so when you place them, just make sure one doesn't touch the other.
One more question: If I mixed tyloose with fondant, cut the football shapes and placed them on top of a buttercream frosted cupcake, will it wilt after a while? I was also planning on making headstones out of fondant and standing them on cupcakes.
I just want to make sure all my hours of work are worth it.
With your headstones and footballs for your cakes, i would cut out all your shapes and leave them to dry plenty of time ahead of your cakes, So once it comes to putting your cupcakes together, your shapes will be dried and nice and hard, so they shouldnt wilt