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FONDANT DAM OR BC?? WHICH IS BEST???

post #1 of 22
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Pros, I just saw a tutorial by Alan Tetrault of Global Sugar Art,  [I love his tutorials!!] which showed him damming a wedding cake with a rope of fondant and filled with raspberry filling. I am baking a wedding cake and wanted to know what you pros thought!! Fondant or Buttercream dam?????

post #2 of 22

Ganache

post #3 of 22

I prefer butter cream

post #4 of 22
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and why??

post #5 of 22

I'm sure they all work well in their respective applications.  It's just about having different options and using different techniques.  Everyone develops a preference after a while.

I prefer buttercream.  I have worked with it the most.  It's a comfortable choice for me.  :-)  Doesn't mean I won't have a reason to use a fondant or ganache dam on a future cake. 

post #6 of 22

I saw that one too.  I use BC because I can't imagine getting a side piece with a big chunk of fondant in there.  He did several things I don't do though, that wasn't the only one.

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post #7 of 22
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I guess one of my concerns would be as Jess said, a big chunk of fondant..in addition to the fondant on the cake..do you think that would be too much fondant?? Do you think that it would bulge icon_eek.gif out? That's my biggest question!icon_eek.gificon_eek.gif

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I'm just curious Jess, what else did he do that you don't..being a newbie, I want to learn.icon_biggrin.gif

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Ganache

 

 

how would you use prepare the genache Dayti?

post #10 of 22

He left the BC layer very uneven and not smooth at all.  That's going to show through fondant.  He only put a very thin layer of BC on, I use a nice full layer because people like BC and I make sure I take the time to make it perfect before I put on the fondant.  That's why his fondant is lumpy.  Those are the major ones.  Some minor preferences - I don't like the weird flower spray on top, I don't like the plastic pillars ( I use SPS) and he didn't mention putting a smear of BC on your cake board before your cake goes on there to help it stay in place for the BC layer.  Other than that it was ok ;)

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http://whynotethiopia2.blogspot.com/

 

 

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http://whynotethiopia2.blogspot.com/

 

 

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post #11 of 22

Link to tutorial, please?

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He left the BC layer very uneven and not smooth at all.  That's going to show through fondant.  He only put a very thin layer of BC on, I use a nice full layer because people like BC and I make sure I take the time to make it perfect before I put on the fondant.  That's why his fondant is lumpy.  Those are the major ones.  Some minor preferences - I don't like the weird flower spray on top, I don't like the plastic pillars ( I use SPS) and he didn't mention putting a smear of BC on your cake board before your cake goes on there to help it stay in place for the BC layer.  Other than that it was ok ;)

 

 

yep, I noticed the same things...plus the lace wasn't joined together seamlessly...not all can be but I thought that one could have been better.

post #13 of 22

It's the one on the CC home page.

I homeschool because I've seen the village and I don't want it raising my children.

 

http://whynotethiopia2.blogspot.com/

 

 

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It's the one on the CC home page.

Oh, I never go to the home page... Thanks ;-)

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post #15 of 22

I would NEVER create a dam out of fondant--it makes me shudder to even think about doing that. 

 

I prefer to use buttercream for the dam and a full coat of smooth buttercream under the fondant.

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