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Nancy, I love your show and my 10-year-old daughter and I tivo it and watch it on weekends so that we can bake your beautiful cakes together. My question: before you put your fondant on the cakes, most of the cakes appear powdered (on the show)… is this flour?

Kristin - from Sonoma, CA

When we demonstrate covering cakes with fondant, the cakes are crumb coated with buttercream icing. This layer of icing helps the fondant adhere to the cake and smoothes out bumps in the cake surface. Some people coat their cake in an apricot glaze in place of the buttercream. You melt apricot preserves, strain it, then brush over the surface of the cake. Allow the surface to get tacky before placing the fondant on the cake.

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The Public Television cake decorating show providing easy projects for special celebrations. Not intended to replace instructional classes.