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post #16 of 22

I don't even use a dam,but I guess icing the cake with buttercream counts as using a buttercream dam of sorts. I wouldn't put a rope of fondant dam under a fondant cake, what the heck?

post #17 of 22

If I am crumb coating in buttercream, I use a buttercream dam. If I'm doing ganache, I use a ganache dam.

post #18 of 22

I actually don't dam at all either, unless I have a 'oozy' filling, like curd. In that case, whatever I'm icing the cake with, either ganache or buttercream.

 

Definitely not fondant, I like putting some surprise/unexpected elements in my cakes, but not 'what the heck is this thick roll of chewy stuff" surprises :)

post #19 of 22
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Originally Posted by scrumdiddlycakes View Post

I actually don't dam at all either, unless I have a 'oozy' filling, like curd. In that case, whatever I'm icing the cake with, either ganache or buttercream.

 

Definitely not fondant, I like putting some surprise/unexpected elements in my cakes, but not 'what the heck is this thick roll of chewy stuff" surprises :)


I should have mentioned that this is the only time I dam also.

post #20 of 22
Thread Starter 

yep, that's what I thought...just wanted to be sure that I wasn't being weird because I'm a newbie..icon_cool.gif

post #21 of 22
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how would you use prepare the genache Dayti?

I use a ganache dam because I use a coat of ganache under the fondant. I let it set up, put some in a piping bag, and pipe 1/4" dam. Lots of very helpful tips and recipes on ganache on youtube, specifically look for Inspired By Michelle's 3 video series on ganaching, excellent info.

 

I agree that I would not want a chewy piece of fondant in my cake. I would also be concerned that if the filling for the cake was quite liquid, the fondant would start to break down and become just gross.

post #22 of 22

Definitely buttercream because when you are eating the cake, buttercream tastes much better, and provides a better seal to prevent any filling from leaking onto outer surface.

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