Decorating On Whipped Icing

Decorating By TheBug Updated 24 Nov 2013 , 2:08pm by TheBug

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TheBug Posted 22 Nov 2013 , 9:02pm
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Hi- I am a from-scratch baker and I have to make a cake iced with whipped icing and decorated for a child's birthday. I stabilize with vanilla pudding but use real whipping cream. Does anyone have any experience with decorating on whipped icing with buttercream and/or fondant? I obviously have to keep the cake refrigerated, so do you know how long until the fondant would begin to melt or bleed? Any suggestions on a barrier between the fondant and whipped icing?


Please, only recommendations for "from-scratch" as I will not use Bettercreme or other pre-made products and please only if you've had an actual experience with this situation- good or bad :)

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savannahquinn Posted 23 Nov 2013 , 5:45pm
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I'm not really sure, as I won't do whipped cream on cakes, but maybe do a trial run? Make the whipped cream and put some fondant on it and experiment..I'd be interested in knowing! :)

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TheBug Posted 23 Nov 2013 , 8:45pm
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Unfortunately I just got the cake order last minute and no time for a trial run! BUT, I'm just going for it and praying for the best. I'll let you know how it turns out. I stabilized with gelatin this time, letting the fondant dry first, and putting details on last minute, so I've got my fingers crossed!

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tarttokig Posted 23 Nov 2013 , 8:50pm
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Brush the underside of the fondant with unflavored oil! :) A thin layer will do. 

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TheBug Posted 24 Nov 2013 , 2:08pm
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Thank you! I have to apply the fondant this afternoon so this is just in time! Thanks!

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