Tappits On Buttercream?

Decorating By ccckitty Updated 4 Feb 2012 , 10:28am by scp1127

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ccckitty Posted 3 Feb 2012 , 6:50pm
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Hi everyone,

This has probably been asked, but "search" came up with nothing. Can I use tappits on buttercream frosting. My lettering is not the best. I was going to add gumpaste to fondant and let it harden. I've heard that fondant disolves on buttercream, but hoping that if I put the lettering on at the last minute, this won't happen. Anyone have any experience with this?


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TexasSugar Posted 3 Feb 2012 , 7:34pm
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You can definetly put fondant or gumpaste letters on a buttercream cake. Personally because I have really humid weather I would keep it out of the fridge, since the gumpaste could melt from condensation when it comes out.

The only time I have had problem with fondant/gumpaste on a buttercream cake is when I put the cake in an airtight container. Then my flowers wilted.

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icer101 Posted 3 Feb 2012 , 7:47pm
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I too have used tappits on b/c cakes. the medium being fondant and little g/p . I have also put them on the cake board. Looks great that way also. hth

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WeezyS Posted 3 Feb 2012 , 8:13pm
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I use fondant letters all the time on buttercream and have never had a problem. I don't use tappits but I do use clickstix, I love them.
Once your buttercream is crusted, I don't see any problems with placing fondant on it. I use fondant decorations on all my buttercream cakes.

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justkist Posted 3 Feb 2012 , 8:26pm
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I agre with the others. Have done it plenty and you will have no issues BUT DO NOT COVER IT! if you cover it (put it in a container etc) you will trap the moisture and the foundant WILL absorb it. If it is open you should have no issues icon_smile.gif

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saapena Posted 3 Feb 2012 , 8:31pm
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I also put fondant decorations on BC cakes all the time and place in the frig without a problem--even in summer.

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leah_s Posted 3 Feb 2012 , 8:48pm
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I probably did fondant decos on bc more often than not. However, I never, ever refrigerate cakes.

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scp1127 Posted 4 Feb 2012 , 10:28am
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I put them on just before pickup or delivery. On cream cheese, I use a banner under the letters with the Click Stix.

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