Buttercream Cake With Fondant Decorations?

Decorating By RubinaD Updated 25 Apr 2013 , 3:30am by RubinaD

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RubinaD Posted 20 Apr 2013 , 1:20am
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Hello there,

I am planning on making a Noah's Ark cake. I want to make the ark from rice krispies covered in fondant, with possibly fondant animals, or maybe modeling chocolate animals and place all of this onto a buttercream iced cake. Do you think the fondant touching the buttercream will start to soften to much? Any suggestions would be great. Thanks

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tarttokig Posted 21 Apr 2013 , 10:34am
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I often cover my cakes in buttercream and then fondant and have never had a problem with the fondant melting. I always have melted chocolate in my buttercream though so it never has a sticky surface, and so I'm not quite sure how it works if the buttercream has a sticky surface. Maybe you can make a small batch of buttercream and put a piece of fondant on it and see what happens?

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JanDunlevy Posted 21 Apr 2013 , 10:52am
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AI use all buttercream on my cakes and fondant decorations. My buttercream is a crusting recipe and I have no problem with melting issues. Sometimes I let my fondant crust before attaching decorations and sometimes not. If it has crusted I will use a little piping gel to attach and if its not a heavy piece just a little sugar glue or even a dab of my buttercream on it will make it stick just fine.

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RubinaD Posted 25 Apr 2013 , 3:30am
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AAwesome that sounds great! Thank you

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