Fake fondant, chocolate or icing for wedding cake?

posted 3 years ago in Food
  • poll: fondant, buttercream or chocolate
    marshmallow fondant : (7 votes)
    14 %
    buttercream icing : (41 votes)
    82 %
    chocolate : (2 votes)
    4 %
  • Post # 3
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    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: April 2013

    @Aelie:  buttermilk icing sounds very interesting, I don’t think I’ve had it before.

    Post # 5
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    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: April 2013

    @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
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    134 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    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
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    3420 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: July 2015

    Buttercream for sure! And you can play around with the texture of the cake that way 🙂

    Post # 8
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    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 # 12
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    646 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    I hate marshmallows.

    Post # 13
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    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
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2015

    @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
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    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: September 2013

    @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
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    509 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    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. 

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