Help! Pound Cake With What Icing Under Fondant???

Decorating By GillianNewlin Updated 16 Aug 2011 , 8:01pm by theresaf

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GillianNewlin Posted 16 Aug 2011 , 3:43pm
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I am making a mandolin (small guitar) cake, and I am making it a pound cake and covering it in fondant, and then painting/decorating the fondant to look like the actual mandolin.

My questions are:

What type of icing/frosting would you use on a pound cake that will be covered in fondant??
Does it even need frosting???

I am baking the cake today so please help!!!!!!!!! Lol

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rosa369 Posted 16 Aug 2011 , 3:52pm
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You can use any BC or ganache under the fondant.

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theresaf Posted 16 Aug 2011 , 8:01pm
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I like buttercream frosting too - a pound cake is already butter so its a nice match! I used a pound cake to make a wine bottle laying down and it was super easy to carve. If your mandolin will also be laying down, I think you will be happy with the pound cake as a base. Good luck!what are you using for strings? black licorice?

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