Post # 1
I had never had fondant until recently and have officially decided I do not want fondant on my wedding cake. I have been looking everywhere for butter cream frosted cake ideas and they are few and far between with little inspiration. My caterer doesn’t even have any non-fondant cakes on their website!
Would any of you ladies and/or gentleman be willing to share pictures of your non-fondant cakes with me for inspiration? I am desperate!
Post # 3
Ours only had fondant decorations but the entire thing is butter cream. The girl who made our cake did a great job making it look smooth!
The last picture is of another cake she did that I saw and LOVED but it was covered in fondant so she made our cake similar but without the fondant.
Same cake but with fondant
Post # 4
Our bakery doesn’t do any fondant whatsoever. Here’s the link to their gallery. There’s tons of ideas!!!
Edit: Just saw you’re one day after me! Here’s our cake, its fireworks! In honor of the holiday weekend =)
Post # 5
I LOVEEE buttercream icing so it was a must have for my cake. I haven’t tasted a fondant yet that I’ve liked.
Post # 6
i fell IN LOVE with this cake, its a Martha Stewart DIY cake but i bet you can take it into any cake maker and they can do it. you could decorate it with other fruit that match your colors, or you could do flowers instead of fruit, the possiblities are endless
Post # 7
this is the inspiration for our cake. Ours will be 3 layers with the swirly things on the top and bottom layer only and the center (smooth) layer will have a dark blue ribbon with a peacock feather. yay/yum 🙂
Post # 9
Many bakers can make buttercream icing so smooth that it looks like fondant! So don’t worry so much about if your inspiration picture is fondant or not because you can achieve the same look with buttercream (without the icky fondant taste!).
Post # 10
Thank you all so much! These are all so beautiful! If you’ve got them, PLEASE KEEP THEM COMING!!!!
Post # 11
look at bayshorecakes.com. they have some awesome cake ideas.
here is the inspiration pic I gave my cake baker. I love it. It’s simple, yet different than the usual ‘smooth’ wedding cake.
Post # 12
Thank you so much for posting this! We’re trying to keep costs down on our wedding cake, and one way of doing that is to use buttercream instead of fondant. Though I honestly didn’t know that buttercream could look that smooth! FI and I love the taste of buttercream but the look of fondant…
Post # 13
@TaterTot26: I am IN LOVE with that cake!!! Soo pretty!
Post # 14
What style are you looking for?
These are from our baker (sorry they are huge). I loved this cake but FH thought it looked “mess-up”:
This one is so simple and elegant:
Ours will be similar to this but the swirls will be ivory on white:
Post # 15
Here is one more…This one was my brothers wedding cake last October:
I just noticed the top tier looks weird, but it’s just the shadow from more poor photog skills :). This was all buttercream and yummy.
Post # 16
The majority of cakes online are actually buttercream. For ideas, do a Google image search for ‘buttercream wedding cakes” and a ton of ideas should come up. Otherwise, http://www.cakecentral.com and http://www.flickr.com are great for inspiration.