Can I put fondant on buttercream icing?

Can I put fondant on buttercream icing?

How to Adhere Fondant Decorations to Buttercream Icing. Fresh buttercream icing is a suitable adherent by itself. Press your fondant decoration, dampened side down, onto the icing. If the decoration is heavy or bulky, add decorative flourishes of fresh buttercream around the fondant decoration to help stabilize it.

Does fondant stick to buttercream?

It will stick to buttercream. Put it on before the buttercream has crusted, or lightly brush the back of the fondant pieces with water and put them on crusted buttercream. You may have to hold it in place a few seconds until it starts to stick. I put fondant pieces on buttercream all the time.

How much buttercream do you put under fondant?

In addition to the fondant, you will need a cake that is covered with a layer of buttercream at least 1/4-inch thick. This frosting layer helps the fondant stick to the cake and smooths out any bumps or imperfections on the cake surface, so the fondant layer looks clean and smooth.

Which is easier fondant or buttercream?

Although fondant is also sensitive to high temperatures, buttercream will melt much faster when the sun is out. – It is harder to achieve a smooth finish. No matter how many times the designer smoothes out the surface, the cake will never hold the flawless texture of fondant.

Will fondant melt on buttercream?

If you make the fondant decorations at least 3 days ahead and let them dry thoroughly, they should not melt when applied to the buttercream. I have done this many times on cakes and cupcakes without any problem. They are fine even after a couple days.

Can you refrigerate a buttercream cake with fondant decorations?

For buttercream cakes requiring fondant decorations, remove buttercream cake from refrigerator and let rest at room temperature for at least 45 minutes. Apply fondant decorations as close to delivery (or pickup) time as possible. Keep at room temperature.

What do I put under fondant icing?

Before applying fondant, a “sticky” surface should be applied to the cake which will help the fondant adhere to it. Many spread a thin layer of buttercream before laying out the fondant. Use royal icing to adhere fondant pieces to a rolled fondant iced cake and for the fine decorating commonly used on wedding cakes.

Is fondant more expensive than buttercream?

Fondant is actually more expensive than other icings, which is why most bakers recommend buttercream instead for budget-savvy brides. Buttercream has the same smooth consistency as fondant, but frankly, it’s richer and more palatable.

Can I use Italian buttercream under fondant?

Can you use Italian meringue buttercream under fondant? Yes, absolutely. One of my favorite buttercream to use under fondant is a meringue-based buttercream either Swiss or Italian as well as French or German.

Can I use chocolate buttercream under fondant?

Any buttercream can be put under fondant. I’m not sure if the brown would darken the light blue fondant though, since fondant is typically rolled thin. The only thing I can think of is to use chocolate flavoring in your white buttercream? Or you could do a white chocolate ganache.

What type of buttercream is best for decorating?

American buttercream is the easiest and most common buttercream frosting—and the quickest to make. It’s often used for piping and decorating cakes. The icing is known for its supersweet flavor and slightly gritty consistency. It’s made with three basic ingredients; butter, confectioners’ sugar and milk.

Do you put cake in fridge before fondant?

You should cover the cake with fondant either at room temperature or just chill the icing until it firms up a bit. Leaving the cake in the fridge over night is too long. I actually keep my buttercream cakes in the refrigerator, up until the moment I cover them with fondant ~ as well as after covering & decorating them.

Can I put fondant on a cold cake?

the only issue with covering a cold cake is that the fondant can sweat, it can get a little sticky, this isnt a problem if you leave the cake alone once its iced, the sweat will evaporate and youll have a lovely cake, but you need to work quickly while covering the cake with the fondant. Yes, absolutely!!!

Can a cake with fondant decorations be refrigerated?

To store a whole fondant cake, cover the cake with plastic wrap and keep it at room temperature for up to 3 days. If your kitchen is hot or your cake has fillings that need to be refrigerated, wrap the cake in plastic and put it in a corrugated cardboard box.

What do you put on cake before fondant?

Before applying fondant, a “sticky” surface should be applied to the cake which will help the fondant adhere to it. Many spread a thin layer of buttercream before laying out the fondant. When using rolled fondant to make decorations from, roll it to 1/4-inch thick.

Can I use Italian Meringue Buttercream under fondant?

Yes, absolutely. One of my favorite buttercream to use under fondant is a meringue-based buttercream either Swiss or Italian as well as French or German. The trick to covering an Imbc, Smbc, FBC or GBC covered cake with fondant is to make sure you chill the cake really well, more than a few hours.