Can I improvise when using buttercream to crumbcoat?

by Tee Parham
(Gates, NC, United States)

I will be making a spongebob cake for Valentine's day and it's my FIRST time ever using fondant on a cake. I want to know if i can use regular cake icing from the store (like duncan or pillsbury )to crumbcoat my cake before placing my fondant on it. If not, where will I be able to purchase buttercream icing for my cake? My email address is:
I really need help with this lol, it's a surprise cake and I want it to be PERFECT! Also, I'm NOT good at drawing so what's the BEST way to get Spongebob's face and other features onto the fondant?

From the editor:

Hi Tee,

You can absolutely use store-bought buttercream for the crumbcoat.

Fondant cutouts are the easiest way to get Spongebob's features onto your cake. Don't worry if you can't draw - just find a picture of Spongerbob on-line and print it out to use as a template for the feautures you want.

If you haven't already, check out these Spongebob Cake instructions for extra help.

Good luck, and don't forget to take lots of pictures so you can come back here and show off your resuts.

Michelle (editor)

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