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To get that smooth finished look with fondant...

post #1 of 21
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How thick do you recommend rolling your fondant? And then also, how thick do you recommend the layer of buttercream underneath to be? I have found recently that I get the best results with a thin layer of butterceam and a thick layer of fondant, but some people like a thick layer of buttercream, which always ends up a huge mess for me when the fondant starts pushing the buttercream down and it bulges at the bottom. I'm trying to improve the look of my fondant, and am curious to know what works best for others. Thanks for any tips or advice!!! icon_smile.gif
post #2 of 21
From looking at your pictures, you have it down. I personally like a thin layer of fondant and med amount of bc. More than a crumb coat but not thick.
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post #3 of 21
I like a normal layer of icing and a thin layer of white chocolate fondant. I'm happy to share my icing recipe if you want it...

Personally, when I eat cake, I like creamy icing... I think a firm bodied icing works great. I never have any issues with the icing come out the bottom.

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post #4 of 21
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Originally Posted by JenniferMI

I like a normal layer of icing and a thin layer of white chocolate fondant. I'm happy to share my icing recipe if you want it...

Personally, when I eat cake, I like creamy icing... I think a firm bodied icing works great. I never have any issues with the icing come out the bottom.

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Jen,

I've only done one other fondant covered cake before and i had put on a normal layer of icing too. I too had the icing gushing out the bottom of the cake base. I noticed it after i started smoothing. I was unable to reuse the excess fondant at the bottom because there was so much buttercream on it.
Do you chill your cakes first? If yes, how long? and wouldn't refrigeration cause condensation to form under the fondant?

Suz
post #5 of 21
I suggest Jeniffer's recipe. I havn't tried it (Don't have the dvd yet) but I'm dying to know.
post #6 of 21
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Originally Posted by JenniferMI

I like a normal layer of icing and a thin layer of white chocolate fondant. I'm happy to share my icing recipe if you want it...

Personally, when I eat cake, I like creamy icing... I think a firm bodied icing works great. I never have any issues with the icing come out the bottom.

Jen icon_smile.gif



Jen...I would love to have your icing recipe? Are you still planning on coming to Hollister?
post #7 of 21
Hi Jen,

I would also LOVE to have your recipe!

Thanks!!! icon_biggrin.gif

Iva
post #8 of 21
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Thanks Jen! I would love your recipe! And thanks for the compliments icon_smile.gif
post #9 of 21
Thanks

I would also like your recipe
post #10 of 21
Me, too! Me, too! I'd love the recipe!

I haven't ever liked cake with fondant because of the texture--but they are soooo beautiful that I hope to find something I would be proud to serve.
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post #11 of 21
I think you need to buy her dvd for her recipe. Check out her site http://www.jenniferdontz.com

She has tons of great stuff.
post #12 of 21
I would also love to have your recipe.

Thanks
post #13 of 21
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Originally Posted by JenniferMI

I like a normal layer of icing and a thin layer of white chocolate fondant. I'm happy to share my icing recipe if you want it... Jen icon_smile.gif



Jen, are you offering to share your icing recipe? I know that your fondant is covered on your DVD (which is GREAT!!), but I am still trying to find the perfect buttercream for me. If you're sharing, I would love to have it. I did a search and didn't find anything in the Recipes.

BTW, your/my chocolate pearls were a huge hit at the wedding. My next attempt will be your fondant. icon_smile.gif

Thanks,
Martha
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post #14 of 21
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Originally Posted by JenniferMI

I like a normal layer of icing and a thin layer of white chocolate fondant. I'm happy to share my icing recipe if you want it...

Jen icon_smile.gif



I would be very grateful for your recipe Jen - if the offer is still available icon_smile.gif

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post #15 of 21
If you will email Jennifer Dontz and ask her for the recipe, I'll bet she will send it to you. There is an email link on her profile and on her thread post. Just click it and the email box will open up. Be sure to put a subject in and don't forget "please" and "thank you" ... not that any of us would! icon_biggrin.gif

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