Border For A Fondant Cake

by Pamela
(Martinsville, VA)

Royal Icing Border On A Fondant Cake

Royal Icing Border On A Fondant Cake

How can I make a border for a fondant cake? Can I use just a shell tip and use royal icing with the fondant icing?


Hi Pamela, Yes you can use royal icing to pipe your borders on a fondant cake. You can also use buttercream icing. Here is the link to my icings and frostings.

And yes you can use the shell tip. I use that one often. Good luck and please let us know how it goes and which one you decided to use to decorate your cake. Thank you for visiting and asking a great question.

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Jul 09, 2014
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Icing decoration over fondant?
by: Anonymous

What kind of icing do you use to decorate over a fondant cake (like over a wedding cake)? can you use a butter-cream icing or royal icing or is there a special recipe?

Jul 19, 2014
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by: Lorelie

You can use buttercream, ganache or royal icing. Some people go so far as to use maraipan to make it super smooth. Thanks, great question.

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Fondant and Whipped Cream Frosting


I was wondering if I can use fondant decorations on a cake with Whipped Cream Frosting? I was hoping to make a white cake with whipped cream filling and slices of strawberries and refrigerate over night and then put the fondant decoration on it the day of, would that work?

Having a whipped cream filling will work just fine as long as you wait until the day of to put the fondant on. I am not sure though if you would want to frost the cake with whipped cream.

Use a buttercream on the outside of the cake and to pipe a dam in between the layers to hold the cake together. Buttercream acts as a glue.

The cream on the outside may be too moist for the fondant and will break down faster at room temperature. I hope that helps. And yes the fondant goes on the day off as you need to keep it out of the refrigerator to maintain the matte finish.


Use a stabilized whipped cream filling recipe.

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Fondant Icing and Royal Icing Question

by Susan
(India)

How many days before the event can I put the fondant icing or royal icing on the wedding cake?

Hi Susan, You can put fondant icing on the cake a day or two before the event, but you will need to leave the cake out of the refrigerator after you put it on. (keep it in a cool place)

I don't use royal icing to cover cakes. If you are talking about royal icing decorations, they can be made way ahead and stored in an airtight container. Again you cannot refrigerate the cake once it has the royal icing on it because the moisture in the cooler will cause the icing to break down.
I hope I have answered your question. Here is the fondant that I recommend. Some decorators say you can refrigerate it without issues. It's called Satin Ice.


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Shelf life of chocolate cake
by: Anonymous

Great site. Thanks. How long before use can the chocolate cake recipe be made please?

Thanks
by: Lorelie
Thank you very much, I'm sorry you can't taste it though. It's my fave too. :-)

You can make the chocolate cake up to a few weeks ahead and freeze it if need be. Longer even , if you wrap it very well.

Chocolate cake storage
by: Anonymous

Thanks. I am celiac so have not been able to taste this cake myself. However definitely favorite recipe with family and customers. Next big project is another wedding cake with it. You have a great website - very inspiring.

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Jul 27, 2014
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Royal icing
by: Carol

What can I use to adhere fondant to royal icing cookies

Jul 27, 2014
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Clarification:-)
by: Lorelie

Hi Carol. I m not even sure what a royal icing cookie is? Can you clarify that for me?

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Buttercream Frosting First

Hi, I am making my best friend's wedding cake and I want it to look and taste good. My question is do I put buttercream frosting on the cake and then use the rolled fondant icing over it?

It will be a four tier round cake. One tier red velvet with cream cheese filling, one with buttercream and one with chocolate mousse and maybe one with custard. Do I cover the whole cake with buttercream before I put on the fondant?

Hi, Yes You will want to put buttercream frosting on your cakes first and then apply your rolled fondant icing. You do this for two reasons. One because of taste but more importantly to smooth and cover the cakes well so that you will have no bumps or dark spots showing through.

Here is a link to my fondant recipe page.

Good luck with your fondant wedding cake and please update us on how it goes. You can upload a picture and tell us about it, or send me a photo via email and I can post it for you here.

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What buttercream for fondant?

by Claudia Martin
(Watsonville, CA)

You have two buttercream recipes to use under the fondant. Do they both hold the same? I know the meringue one is much tastier and a little more difficult to make, but it also seems to melt a little faster than the powder sugar one. Which one should I use?

Hi Claudia,

You can use either one of those recipes. I have used both the wedding cake frosting which is the Italian meringue buttercream or the easy buttercream frosting. They both hold up very well by themselves or under fondant.

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Wedding Cake Frosting Under Fondant ?

by Maria
(CALIFORNIA)

I have 2 questions.. the first one is.. can I use your wedding cake frosting under fondant??? I am going to make your chocolate cake recipe and want to replace it for the icing..

My other question is... I made an awesome cake for Christmas but I cannot upload any picture and picnik did not work for me. Do you have an other way that I can get a photo uploaded for your contest without going to picnik?

Lorelie's Response
Hi Maria, Yes you can use my wedding cake frosting under the fondant, I do it all the time.

I'm sorry you were having trouble uploading a photo. Do you have "Paint" by any chance on your computer? I am going to put the instructions for using Paint on the contest page for everyone. If not then here is what you can do.

Send me pictures in an email as an attachment. You can send up to four. If they are large files then you can send me one or two per email. In the meantime go ahead and write your story in the form. I will upload the pictures for you. cpastrychef@gmail.com
Can't wait to see your awesome cake.

Here it is Maria's AMAZING Christmas cake, which by the way won the cake decorating contest. Congratulations Maria!!!

It was her first big cake and first fondant cake with lots of fondant figurines. You can also see Maria's video about her cake.

And the chocolate buttermilk cake recipe to die for on this website.

I recommend the Satin Ice Fondant for great results.

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Mar 22, 2016
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help!
by: lara

Please how do i make the edge of my foundant cake smoth?

Mar 28, 2016
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Cream Cheese frosting
by: Anonymous

Hi, Can I use cream cheese frosting under fondant? Thank u!

May 23, 2016
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by: Lorelie

Yes you can use cream cheese frosting under fondant. Buttercream is preferable.

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fondant smooth
by: Lorelie

Sorry I am just seeing this and it is probably too late, but I will answer it anyway. use a fondant smoother tool or your hands to rub out the fondant and smooth it. Also make sure the frosting underneath is smooth. If that is not smooth the fondant will show every little bump. The fondant also must not be fry or it will never look smooth.

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