Post # 1
I am starting to plan my wedding cake (baking myself) and I am trying to decide if I should cover in fake fondant made from marshmallows or use chocolate(I can do any color chocolate) to ice it or just regular buttercream icing.
What would you preffer to eat? ANd have you ever had marshmallow fondant before? I think it tastes pretty decent, way better than real fondant (yuck!).
Also, we are having a country/rustic/western/fall kind of theme. So should I go with white or do color, like brown or orange?
Thank you for help!
Post # 3
@Aelie: buttermilk icing sounds very interesting, I don’t think I’ve had it before.
Post # 4
@housebee: it’s just butter, sugar and milk whipped together, I sometimes add vanilla pudding but it discolors the icing to yellow (tastes better though)
might be called differently in the usa? Hope I got the name right lol
EDIT: ha, looked it up and it’s called buttercream!
Post # 5
@Aelie: Ah, I thought it was icing made with buttermilk (which sounds like it could be delicious). Either way, I think buttercream is probably the best tasting, but it depends on your venue. If you’re doing a hot, humid outdoor summer wedding, buttercream can melt.
Post # 6
omg i HATE fondat! every time i have it, i take one bite and throw the rest away. Its always hard and tasteless. bleh. I always instantly disappointed when i see a cake with fondat. Do Buttercream!
Post # 7
Buttercream for sure! And you can play around with the texture of the cake that way 🙂
Post # 8
I love the look of fondant, but it does not taste very good. I’d go with buttercream for sure- it tastes so much better!
Post # 9
@housebee: I think it would be same taste as cream cheese icing, except more fluffy. I am actually now thinking that owuldbe good as I love cream cheese icing 🙂
@CloverQueen: I agree, real fondant is just nasty. The marshmallow fondant though I love, I add orange flavor to it so it taste really good and actually looks better than real fondant too
Post # 10
I just love the look of fondant so much 🙁
here pictures of simple cakes I made awhile ago with the marshmallow fondant. They are sloppy looking because I rushed it)
Post # 13
I’m a lover of buttercream! There are a ton of things that one can do with buttercream! My cake was a white cake with vanilla buttercream and an almond mousse filling….cannot tell you how delicious it was!
Post # 14
@Aelie: I vote for cream cheese icing! Second to that, chocolate! A bee posted a picture of a gorgeous white-chocolate-coated cake on a thread today… I had never heard of this, but I LOVE chocolate, so it’d be awesome!
Post # 15
@Aelie: im a baker myself and i HATE fondant of any type.
I hate the way it tastes, and its hard to work with.
Fondant is nice because it gives a flawless look to the cake/cupcakes, but rarely do you find people actually eating it.
I like buttercream because it holds up very well and you can appreciate the work put into it because to be able to design a cake just using frosting instead of just take a sheet of fondant, slapping it over a frosted cake and calling it a day is a true work of art.
it depends on what you are looking for in a cake. do you want a more polished look? or do you want something more classic/old school?
Post # 16
I’m making my own cake too. I’m going with buttercream with marshmallow fondant accents. I think MMF is delicious but only in small bits. It tastes like candy to me which is too much for a cake in my opinion.