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Topic: Icing on Fondant
pld 07/08/2010 5:07 PM
I am needing to make a white fondant covered cake and want to stencil a pattern on the fondant. Can I use buttercream or royal icing.

I know my Wilton instructor said something about when you could use icing on fondant or fondant on icing but I just can not remember what she said.

Thanks
cakesrnuts 07/08/2010 5:24 PM
Either, but RI would probably be better for a stencil.
pld 07/08/2010 5:29 PM
cakesnuts

As i said earlier my instructor said you can put icing on fondant but not fondant on icing or maybe it was the other way around.

Do you know?
DesignGirlinMo 07/08/2010 5:41 PM
You're actually supposed to put fondant over icing. You don't apply fondant to dry cake -- you apply a thin layer of buttercream, then your fondant.

I have applied buttercream decorations (rosettes, etc.) to fondant before. I don't know what recipe you're using for your fondant (or if you're using store bought), but if there is any fat content whatsoever (from shortening, etc.), it will break down any royal icing that you apply to the fondant. Fat and royal icing don't mix!! That's why you're supposed to use completely separate tools when working with buttercream and royal icing.

Hope this helps!
bunnywoman 07/08/2010 6:27 PM
"As i said earlier my instructor said you can put icing on fondant but not fondant on icing or maybe it was the other way around."


You can do both actually.
pld 07/08/2010 8:40 PM
bunnywoman

If I cover my cake with white fondant is it ok to make the stencil on the cake with regular bc icing receipe?
MARIE J 07/09/2010 5:53 PM
I'm with bunnywoman - you can do both !!

Yes you can use the regular buttercream on the fondant !!