Fondant Appliques On Buttercream

Decorating By leahm Updated 10 Jan 2011 , 11:27am by TartletteTreats

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leahm Posted 10 Jan 2011 , 3:01am
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I have been asked to make a tiered wedding cake iced in buttercream with leaf and flower appliques. The appliques have a 3D look and will cover most of the cake. I thought of making the appliques out of gumpaste but wonder if that might be too hard. Could I make them part fondant and part gumpaste? If so, how much of each? If I put the cake in the frig( bc of the buttercream) will this affect the appliques?
I hope this makes sense, I tried to attach a picture but can't get it to upload.
Thanks everyone, I really appreciate your help

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leah_s Posted 10 Jan 2011 , 3:10am
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What is it about the cake that needs to be refirgerated?

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leahm Posted 10 Jan 2011 , 3:19am
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Just worried about the weather here in New Orleans and transport of the cake, Thought I'd store the cake in the frig to be sure it was solid

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TartletteTreats Posted 10 Jan 2011 , 11:27am
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If you do want to refrigerate it, just make sure it comes up to room temp and the fondant has a chance to dry out (sometimes it is a little sticky) before you transport. That might defeat the purpose of chilling it in the first place though.

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