Can i use buttercream with fondant?

by Julia
(Kitchener, Ontario)

Hi, I have a question about decorating a fondant. When I cover the cake with fondant, what can be used for decorating on fondant, buttercream or royal icing or both?
Thank you.

From the editor:

Hi Julia,

You can use both royal icing and buttercream. If you're using buttercream, just be sure not to add the decorations more than 12-24 hours before the cake is served since the moisture in the buttercream will soften the fondant.

Regards,
Michelle (editor)

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