The Best Buttercream Frosting For Under Fondant Recipe

The Best Buttercream Frosting For Under Fondant Recipe

Covering cakes with fondant is one of the best ways of decorating them. Not only does it look smooth and amazing, but it also tastes delicious! But if you have ever tried to do it yourself, you may get to observe that it is not as simple as it seems. It is because we do not have the best buttercream frosting under fondant recipe.

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The Crumb Coat: Frosting Under Fondant

We have another article explaining in detail why you need a crumb coat and the best recipe for the buttercream meringue frosting that Krazy Kool Cakes and Designs uses. They describe how a soft meringue buttercream is the best option when it comes to this step. So to achieve this, they do not use only butter, but a mixture of butter and shortening.

The Crumb Coat: Frosting Under Fondant

Frosting Under Fondant: Ingredients List

This recipe will make a full batch of icing, but you can easily make half of it. You can also use this recipe for the filling.

How To Make Frosting Under Fondant

Step 1

Mix the wet ingredients first with the mixer. 

Step 2

Afterwards, add sugar and meringue powder.

Step 3

Keep mixing until you reach your desired texture. It’s that simple! However, always remember that the softness of the mixture depends on weather conditions like heat and humidity.

Also, depending on the type of cake you are coating, you can either subtract or add more milk, or adjust the thickness in the mixture. Adding more liquid will make the cream softer, but, be careful not to make it too watery!

 

Frosting Under Fondant: Ingredients List

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Best Buttercream Frosting for Under Fondant

Covering cakes with fondant is one of the best ways of decorating them. Not only does it look smooth and amazing, it also tastes delicious! But if you have ever tried to doing it yourself, you may get to observe that it is not as simple as it seems. It is because we do not have the best buttercream frosting recipe for under fondant.
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Equipment

Ingredients
  

  • 1 cup of high fat ratio shortening NOT veg. shortening
  • 1 cup of butter
  • 2 tbsp of meringue powder
  • 2 tsp of clear vanilla extract
  • 8 cups of sifted confectioners sugar
  • 9 tbsp of milk regular or 2% work great

Instructions

  • Mix the wet ingredients first with the mixer.
  • Afterwards, add sugar and meringue powder.
  • Keep mixing until you reach your desired texture. It’s that simple! However, always remember that the softness of the mixture depends on weather conditions like heat and humidity.
  • Also, depending on the type of cake you are coating, you can either subtract or add more milk, or adjust the thickness in the mixture. Adding more liquid will make the cream softer, but, be careful not to make it too watery!
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Extra Tips Adhering the Fondant

The real trick lies in aligning the fondant to the icing. And in order to do this, you will need to leave the crumb coat to set, while you roll out your fondant. Once it is ready to go, then the magic will take place.

You need to cover your crumb coat with water in order for the fondant to stick. But the question is, how can you do this without ruining the perfect look you have achieved? Many people use regular spritzer bottles, but Krazy Kool Cakes and Designs has some of the great advice.

Extra Tips Adhering the Fondant

Even though it may sound like the most logical of solutions, spray bottles do not actually diffuse enough mist. This means that it will leave some areas of your cake without any moisture, and some with blobs of water.

Nevertheless, pressing down on the pump will give out a very irregular spray. This will lead to air bubbles between your fondant and your icing.

The solution for this is to use a Flairosol Water Spray Bottle. The aerosol gives out a fine mist of which, you’ll only need one coat all over the cake to evenly distribute the moisture. Equal moisture means equal fondant. 

However, remember to always spritz your cakes right before you proceed to put the fondant over them. This way, the water will not dry out and will still remain fresh.

Of course, you do not need to do this, if you just make cakes once in a while. But if you are an amateur cake decorator, you might want to get this gadget to solve this annoying problem. Have you tried it? If so, tell us in the comment section below!

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