Billow Technique And Buttercream???

Decorating By Sassy74 Updated 14 Jul 2011 , 2:31pm by Marianna46

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Sassy74 Posted 14 Jul 2011 , 3:41am
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I have to do a small baby shower cake this weekend, and I'd love to try the billow technique. However, I was simply going to ice the cake in buttercream, not fondant, as I KNOW mom-to-be doesn't prefer fondant. I did a search and I'm seeing that a few people are thinking the billows might be too heavy for BC, and would pull off the cake. Has anyone actually tried the billow technique on a BC cake? Just curious. Thanks!

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Marianna46 Posted 14 Jul 2011 , 2:31pm
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I think you're right about the billows being too heavy for a buttercreamed cake. You can put a few fondant accents on the side of a cake iced in buttercream, but even those tend to slide down the sides if they're too big. If billows went on the top of the cake, I don't think it would be a problem, but nobody seems to want them there, do they? Would you be up for putting a nice layer of buttercream under a thin layer of fondant?

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