Marzipan Vs. Fondant For Decorations?

Decorating By Bridy Updated 3 Aug 2014 , 9:42pm by Laetia

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Bridy Posted 3 Aug 2014 , 5:45pm
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I am a twice a year kind of cake decorator(for my kids birthdays!)


I want to make these cupcakes¢er=276944&gallery=274888&slide=285827


The suggestion is to use marzipan for the ladybugs, but I am not sure if I will be able to find it without Almonds and I can't seem to find a recipe for the cherry marzipan that is suggested to use.


I have never used Marzipan or fondant, but I was wondering if I could just buy a small tub of fondant and make the ladybugs the same way.  Will I get the same results?


Thank you!



p.s. has anyone made the swiss meringue buttercream before?  I usually just make a traditional buttercream but thought to give this one a try.

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maisie73 Posted 3 Aug 2014 , 9:42pm
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AYep, fondant will be fine, in fact, if you'd asked "what do you think these ladybirds are made of?" I bet most people would have said fondant. Can't help with the smbc, never made it. I'm sure somebody will be able to help though. :-)

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Laetia Posted 3 Aug 2014 , 9:42pm
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AYou sure can use fondant for the ladybug, it's quite easy to make. I did those with store bought red and black fondant. Sorry for the SMBC question, I'm no help on that one! Never used it...yet.

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