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Dear Nancy: I will be doing a small wedding cake iced in buttercream and plan to put fondant flowers on it the day before the wedding as it will be picked up instead of delivered. Will my fondant flowers go soft after sitting on the buttercream overnite and part of the next day and fall off the cake? Thanks for your website - it has great information.

Grace - from Troy, MI

No, your fondant flowers will not soften from sitting on buttercream. They'll hold their shape fine. You could even do them in advance so that they harden (similar to royal icing). That way they'll be really easy to transfer to the cake.


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