(Closed) Are buttercream and fondant the ONLY frosting options?!

posted 7 years ago in Food
Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

We’re having whipped cream.  It’s actually non-dairy so it won’t melt as easily and is ok to stay out for several hours but it tastes just like regular whipped cream.

I don’t know why you couldn’t have Betty Crocker!

Post # 4
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

I would talk to a baker about these questions, and they’re not silly ones at all! But some may have pricing changes when making custom icings like that. But I saw on a cake show once where a couple had beer buttercream, and everyone said it was really good. 

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

I doubt you can make chocolate frosting a different color, because of the cocoa.

I would definitely talk to your cake vendor about frosting options–but i’ve heard of a whipped cream icing variation, and white chocolate icing which is really yummy (and can be turned any color.

I also have a friend who makes a dairy-free icing that tastes closer to a canned frosting recipe–it uses shortening instead of butter.

Post # 6
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Busy bee

Betty Crocker type frosting is  similar to  American buttercream, it just uses shortening rather than butter. To me it is very sweet and artificial , but I guess that is a matter of taste. It could not be used if you wanted to do any piping on your cake. You could try French buttercream or cream cheese frosting or white chocolate frosting. Whipped cream frosting is light, but wouldn’t hold up for a wedding cake.  

 

 

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

You could have cream cheese frosting.  Betty crocker vanilla probably is butter cream or else it might be a whipped cream type frosting.

Post # 8
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2017

also marshmellow fondant tastes nothing like fondant and is mega yummy!

Post # 9
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Newbee
  • Wedding: July 2010

Or how about a chocolate ganache? But it would be a dark cake and not everyone loves chocolate. But it’s an option!

Post # 10
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I just heard about this marshmellow fondant too…I heard its GREAT..

Our letters on our cake will be done in this I will let you know how it tastes:)

Post # 11
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2010

I would ask your baker. I knew I didn’t want fondant so we talked about a couple of different options and we decided on chocolate ganache.

Post # 13
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

we’re doing a whipped cream frosting. its like a whipped cream/meringue consistency. light & airy, not overly sweet. it’s delish & a great alternative to sugary buttercream.

Post # 14
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2010 - Anela Garden Chapel & Japanese Cultural Center, Honolulu

we’re doing whip cream! but i wish we had marzipan! it’s sooo tasty. ganache is good too!

Post # 15
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I would ask around at bakeries.  Most places make their own everything so everyone’s stuff are slightly different – including fondant – some are actually great!  I’m sure if you ask – they’ll be able to accomodate you – why the heck not get betty crocker?!

Post # 16
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 2012

All the suggestions are good! You could even go without frosting & just have a layer cake w/ a nice filling. It’s not traditional, but still pretty 🙂

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