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Can I put fondant decorations on a buttercream cake?

post #1 of 6
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I am making a three tier beach themed caked and I was wondering if I could add fondant decorations like fondant shells and starfish made in molds without them sliding or melting. I usually make my buttercream with 1/2 butter and 1/2 shortening. Any thoughts?

post #2 of 6
Yes, they shouldn't slide or melt. If you want them to rest around the border of your cake let them harden first then attach with BC and hold in place for a second. If you want it to form to the cake apply decorations before they harden.
post #3 of 6
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Thank you. I have some that will rest around the borders like shells. But I also have some palm frans that I need to put on the cake. I did already make them and they are hardening but I could make them later when it's time to put the cake together. What would happen to the hardened fondant on the buttercream?
 

post #4 of 6
Oh nothing! I just meant if you wanted say a plaque on the cake to form to the shape of the cake you'd obviously want to attach it before it dries. I'm good at confusing people icon_wink.gif

It's fine if it's hard already! You just can't manipulate it to bend without breaking it-that's all I wanted to point out. Either way it's fine to apply to BC.
post #5 of 6
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Lol! Thanks - now I understand. Do you just apply the fondant or do you use piping gel or something else?
 

post #6 of 6
Can Someone Tell Me If I Can Freeze Fondant?? And How It Will Defrost? Concerned About It Bleeding On The Cake.
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