(Closed) Cakes-anyone NOT having buttercream anywhere on her cake?

posted 8 years ago in Food
Post # 3
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Honey bee

Fondant has to have something to stick to. You can request cream cheese icing underneath. Most people don’t eat fondant anyway. Non-dairy whipped cream icing is also an option but may not work with fondant over the top of it. You can take at http://weddingcakelady.com to see all whipped cream cakes. Keep looking until you find a baker who is willing to accomodate your request. It seems really strange that no one is willing to work with you on that. Browse through the vendor reviews section at http://www.projectwedding.com/vendor/find to see who is in your area and then call for consultations to discuss what you need.

Cream cheese icing is not required to be refrigerated the whole time. The cake won’t be sitting out long enough for that to even be an issue.

 

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2010 - Kindred Oaks, Georgetown

Hi I decorate cakes for Whole Foods and we’ve done stacked wedding cakes with cream cheese and our chantilly icing(which is a mixture of cream cheese, mascarpone cheese and whipped cream). The chantilly icing is actually our most popular and we’ve had lots of success with that icing.

The cake with the orange flowers is iced in cream cheese icing and the cake with the purple flowers is a wedding cake I made for some friends last year and it’s iced in chantilly icing.

I don’t plan on having a buttercream cake either. I hate buttercream. Ick!

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Post # 5
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2010

@misscake is the chantilly icing a place that every place does or is it special to whole foods?

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2010 - Indiana Memorial Union

My cake will be cream cheese frosting — it’s basically the same consistency as buttercream, so I don’t see any reason why it’d be challenging design-wise.

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2010 - Kindred Oaks, Georgetown

@Sulli301 – I’m not sure if the chantilly icing is just at Whole Foods or not. It is absolutely delicious and I think most Whole Foods stores use it so if you live near one you should definitely go give it a taste. Other bakeries may have something similiar. You’ll probably just need to ask.

Post # 9
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2010

heheheheh – no advice but i just loved op’s post!  goodluck in finding your cake/baker!

Post # 10
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Honey bee

That chantilly icing sounds yummy! I’ve never seen it anywhere to be honest. Grocery store bakeries typically just have the icing that tastes like pure sugar (which isn’t buttercream either) but every store is different obviously.

Post # 11
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

mine had no buttercream on it except for in the filling (which was whipped orange buttercream – it was really soft and not like normal buttercream).  The frosting on the outside was all chocolate fudge frosting – like the really gooey stuff that is on brownies.  it was delicious.  here’s a pic  http://gallery.weddingbee.com/photo/a-chocolate-fall-wedding-cake

Post # 12
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

I’m not a fan of the buttercream either. Glad I read these suggestions!

Post # 13
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Blushing bee

@Miss Cake – the chantilly icing sounds incredible. I’ve never heard of it before but the ingredients list is making me drool! Must look into that…

@chicagobride – are you a chocolate fan? I’ve seen cakes covered in ganache and I’m pretty sure that doesn’t require buttercream.

Post # 14
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2010

I’ve heard chantilly icing from other cake makers and that does sound really good! I hate buttercream too, had a bad experience with it being left out too long…but fondant is gross too.

Merengue is good too but maybe to fluffy for fondant on top.

Good luck and yay for bucking the nasty buttercream tradition!

Post # 15
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2010 - Kindred Oaks, Georgetown

Here’s another suggestion for all you fondant-hatin’ ladies. 🙂 Fondant can be made out of marshmallows and trust me it tastes a whole lot better than normal fondant. Actually it just tastes like a giant marshmallow. So if you like the look of fondant but hate the taste try that. Just look up marshmallow fondant in Google and try it at home if you don’t believe me. I made a chocolate marshmallow fondant for my mom’s wedding cake this past June and it was delicious!

Post # 16
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

Below are two alternatives to buttercream frosted cakes! The one is made of delicious brownies and the other rice crispies! Yay! If that’s not quite you, I saw an Amazing 3 tirered strawberry shortcake cake somewhere on the web a while back and was covered in a non-dairy whipped cream frosting. Also, depending on what you like, I’ve seen a 3 tier tiramisue cake that was breath taking and had not a single dolp of buttercream anywhere near it! 🙂

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