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fondant over indydeb's buttercream

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I was planning on using Indydeb's buttercream under the fondant (instead of using marzipan sheet) Is this OK?
post #2 of 4
Sure, it's fine.

Generally, marzipan is only used under fondant on fruit cakes, not on sponge or American style cakes.

Rae
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post #3 of 4
Thread Starter 
thank you for the reply. This is my first try at fondant and it really helps to get some sage advice.
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I only use fondant on a frosting layer that I can get very hard and smooth: ganache, SMBC, or an all butter ABC. I believe that that recipe is a crisco based, which while being heat tolerant, will never get as hard as a butter or ganache. I find using a softer ABC under fondant makes my corners look mushy and more prone to sagging and movement under the fondant when smoothing. Maybe it just takes a lighter touch than I have to make it work, but I much prefer being able to vigorously smooth and work the fondant onto a cake.
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