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Under fondant icing?

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snowgirl1 Tue 02-Jan-18 13:13:37

If you're fondant icing a cake do you put something under it? I had a look on YouTube and the baker put marzipan under the fondant icing on a sponge cake. I'm making a birthday cake for DD and I'm not sure if she/her friends will like marzipan. Could I put two layers of fondant for a nice smooth finish?? Or just stick with a little bit of buttercream?

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reallybadidea Tue 02-Jan-18 13:15:31

I think usually you would either put a layer of marzipan or a thin layer of buttercream (a crumb coat) underneath. This helps even out any lumps or bumps so that the fondant on the outside is nice and smooth.

Growuphelen Tue 02-Jan-18 13:15:46


April45 Tue 16-Jan-18 02:16:40

Use buttercream and get the cake as smooth as you can then when the fondant goes on that too will be lovely and smooth. Have a watch of this....

ApacheEchidna Tue 16-Jan-18 05:22:05

I use buttercream but you can also use chocolate spread or jam. You just need something a bit sticky.

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