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Can't figure out if this is buttercream or fondant

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I had a customer send me this picture and I'm trying to figure out if it is fondant or buttercream. She wants a cake like this done in buttercream. Is it do-able? It will also have to be outside in August in Alabama heat! I figure I will use Indydebi's buttercream to help with that aspect.
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post #2 of 11
I vote fondant. It would be close, but not quite right with buttercream.
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post #3 of 11
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Originally Posted by kimmcannally

I had a customer send me this picture and I'm trying to figure out if it is fondant or buttercream. She wants a cake like this done in buttercream. Is it do-able? It will also have to be outside in August in Alabama heat! I figure I will use Indydebi's buttercream to help with that aspect.



Fondant likely strengthened with tylose/cmc/gum tex or straight gum paste.

NO BUTTERCREAM outside in the humid Alabama August heat!!!!

There is NO buttercream that will hold up to that for any length of time. Even a fondant covered cake with Debi's BC under it shouldn't be exposed to that kind of heat for more than 30 mins., max.

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post #4 of 11
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Originally Posted by BlakesCakes

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Originally Posted by kimmcannally

I had a customer send me this picture and I'm trying to figure out if it is fondant or buttercream. She wants a cake like this done in buttercream. Is it do-able? It will also have to be outside in August in Alabama heat! I figure I will use Indydebi's buttercream to help with that aspect.



Fondant likely strengthened with tylose/cmc/gum tex or straight gum paste.

NO BUTTERCREAM outside in the humid Alabama August heat!!!!

There is NO buttercream that will hold up to that for any length of time. Even a fondant covered cake with Debi's BC under it shouldn't be exposed to that kind of heat for more than 30 mins., max.

Sometimes, people just can't have what they want. It's a fact of life.
Rae



What would you suggest then? Fondant with something else under it?
post #5 of 11
Charlotte's Whipped Cream bc will hold up. I've done it in 90 heat and equal humidity for hours. Google it.
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Thanks!
post #7 of 11
I can't see the picture clearly, but it looks like thick lines on the cake, not ruffles...? If that's the case, couldn't you ice the cakes with buttercream, and then pipe on the thick lines with royal icing? Would that look weird?
post #8 of 11
.........couldn't you ice the cakes with buttercream, and then pipe on the thick lines with royal icing?........

Why use RI? icon_sad.gif It gets hard (as a *rock!*) and doesn't taste all that great. If it's lines and the cake is iced in b/cream, then use a slightly stiffer version of the same b'cream for the lines.
post #9 of 11
Looks like it could be modeling chocolate.
post #10 of 11
or just chocolate.
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