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Can you put fondat decorations on whipped cream icing?

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I have a little girl who wants whipped cream on her cake. I have heard that fondant will get goey on whipped cream. Is this true? It's a graduation cake so I want to at least put the year and also she is a lacrosse player so I would like to incorporate that somehow as well.

Thanks
post #2 of 4
Yeah. It's true. It dissolves the fondant because its got such a high moisture content. You can decorate with buttercream on whipped topping....provided the buttercream decor isnt too heavy on the sides of the cake. You may be limited to drawing on a design with buttercream on a whipped topping cake.

Now, Ive used Rich's Bettercreme as a filling in fondant cakes before. BUT you have to have a really thick dam of buttercream so that none of it leaks out and touches the fondant. And of course the outside of the cake has to be frosted in buttercream before you apply the fondant.

I dont do this with real whipped cream frostings though, because I hate refriderating fondant. The condensation makes the cakes look horrible. Had an issue with my son's b-day cake actually. It had cream cheese filling. The fondant condensated so bad (humid and hot here in FL) that it made the fondant sticky and shiney and it didnt dry properly even after several hours. I normally make a rule not to refridgerate fondant cakes, however it was for my son, not a customer, so I didnt really care too much. icon_smile.gif
post #3 of 4
Yes, you can definately put fondant decorations on whipped topping. I use Cool Whip to decorate many of my cakes and almost all of the decoartions are fondant. I usually wait until shortly before delivery to put the fondant decorations on...as they do tend to melt some, but it will last for several hours without messing up too much.
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Thanks, I actually talked to the girls Aunt and told her about it so she is ok with not having too many fondant accents. I don't want to chance anything, it's for a party this coming weekend and we've been hitting the 90's in Jersey..I do not want anything melting! Thanks for responding!
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