I'm pretty seasoned working with fondant and NOT wrecking cakes
The problem is... I hate fondant. I love the look, I love what I can do with it, but the taste is bleeeehhh. Most of my family agrees. My 7 and 8 year olds are having a joint party this year and have requested a cake similar to this:
Yeah. They want "penguins snowboarding and stuff."
I made a penguin as a tryout and it came out great, so I think I can make a passable cake IF I don't use fondant for the base, as that is where my mistakes tend to come in and no one likes the taste anyway. My question is, since they want the cake part to be a very very pale green, could I tint the buttercream and use that, and make the penguins from fondant, without the wetness of the buttercream ruining the fondant decorations?