Crumb Coating and Buttercream

by Tallgirl
(Chester U.K)

Hello,

Can you tell me, before covering my cake with the fondant icing, do I need to Crumb Coat it with Icing AND a layer of Buttercream, or just one or the other.

Thanks

Helen

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Fondant Tips
by: Anonymous

Since any imperfections will show under the fondant, I recommend both crumb coating and top coating with buttercream.

This gives you more opportunity to have a perfectly smooth finish for the fondant. To ensure the fondant sticks well to the buttercream, you can paint it with thinned fruit preserves, spray it lightly with water or paint a thin layer of piping gel over the buttercream. If you skip this step you may have some sagging fondant on your hands (trust me - I've been there!)

Regards,
Michelle (editor)

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