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Last-minute realization about my first candy themed cake :(

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This client wants a candy themed cake, but wants no fondant on it--so she wants buttercream outer and all candy accents are real candy. I just realized that if I decorate tonight, the unwrapped candies may melt or bleed into the buttercream!!

Does anyone have any insights on this!?? I basically have candy Legos, miniature Gobstoppers (the teeny tiny ones that are the size of Nerds) for the border at the cake board, Swedish Fish, candy necklace candies, Runts and Wilton daisy sprinkles that will all be out of wrappers.

I use this no-cook buttercream recipe by BakingJeannie: http://cakecentral.com/recipe/fluffy-american-buttercream

What do you think!??
post #2 of 3
I think you'll be just fine. Can you refrigerate the cake over night for added insurance? Buttercream is thick so the candy should "ride" on the buttercream not melt into it.
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I have to refrigerate because I have fresh strawberries in it. I think I'm going to final coat tonight and then decorate in the morning just to be safe! I'm always afraid to leave the cake in the fridge overnight for 12 hours only to see 12 hours worth of damage in the morning, LOL! At least if I'm awake, I can catch the damage as it starts icon_razz.gif
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