icing a cake with a cream cheese frosting and fondant

Discussion in 'Professional Pastry Chefs' started by galit, May 31, 2010.

  1. galit

    galit

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    Hello

    So I'm going to make a birthday cake covered with cream cheese butter cream and decorated with

    some fondant decorations.

    Are there are some stuff I need to consider?  can I use any frosting cheese cake recipe if it's going to be topped with some fondant decorations?

    Thanks!
     
  2. chefpeon

    chefpeon Kitchen Dork

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    Depending on the consistency of your icing, the fondant decorations may have a tendency to slide off the cake, especially if it's warm outside. I never decorate the outside of a cake with cream cheese icing if it's going to have embellishments like overpiping or swags or fondant appliques. What I do is fill the cake with cream cheese icing, then use plain buttercream for the outside. It's just more dependable and less chance for disaster.
     
  3. galit

    galit

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    Thanks so much for your answer!