Can I Use Cream Cheese Icing Under Fondant?

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vogt51 Posted 29 Apr 2013 , 11:04pm
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I once tried to use cream cheese icing under fondant and it didn't turn out well. It's like the icing melted? It was a mess! Is there a cream cheese icing recipe that I can use under fondant? This bride REALLY wants cream cheese icing!

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doramoreno62 Posted 29 Apr 2013 , 11:54pm
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I have heard horrible stories about using CC under fondant. I would try a CC flavoring and add it to buttercream. I have read that LoAnns makes an excellent CC flavoing.

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Cakemommy2012 Posted 30 Apr 2013 , 1:41am
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Oh I hate to hear this!!  I have a wedding cake in 2 weeks that I planned on using cream cheese buttercream under fondant!! Hoping someone comments and says this is possible!  =-)

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vogt51 Posted 30 Apr 2013 , 3:13am
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Okay, I'm going to go with the cc flavoring then. The last thing I want is a big mess on her special day! Thank you!

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TheNerdyBaker Posted 30 Apr 2013 , 3:20am
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When doing Red Velvet (or some other cream cheese buttercream vehicle) under fondant, I always let my client know that the cake will be FILLED with the cream cheese, however for stability reasons, I will cover it in either SMBC or a ganache.


Never had anyone question it.  People would rather see a standing finished product than obsess over the need for all cream cheese.

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