Post # 1
My fiance and I are in agreement that we want a TASTY cake, not a pretty one. But I am still hoping to have a nice looking cake. I know the things you can do with buttercream is a bit more limited.
With that said, did you have a buttercream icing cake? Can you share! What flavors were in it? How’d it taste?
Post # 3
You can actually do a fair amount with buttercream, but it can depend on the skill of the cake decorator, too.
We haven’t had our cake yet, but it will look like this, using vanilla buttercream (red velvet with cream cheese filling).
We only like buttercream so we considered a lot of buttercream cakes when we were deciding what we wanted. A few others that are variations of the ones we liked…
Post # 4
Neat! I can’t wait to see how yours turns out!
Post # 5
Here’s mine! I made it the night before the wedding (!), but it was absolutely delish!
Post # 6
Any good baker can make buttercream look just as smooth and gorgeous as fondant! I can’t find the picture anywhere right now, but we’re having ruffles in ombre blue tones to match our shades of blue with pops of orange beach wedding. 🙂
Post # 7
@acciotoni: Curses, you’re in Alaska or I’d ask for you to come make mine! 🙂
Post # 8
We felt the same way, and I told our baker, who is known for her absolutely scrumptious and artistic cakes, that I wanted to have an extremely beautiful buttercreme cake as well as a great-tasting one.
People LOVED our cake!! It was SOOOO most and delicious!!
Each tier had a different flavor/filling combination, including vanilla cake with mocha buttercreme and raspberry filling; chocolate cake with mocha buttercreme and raspberry filling; and almond-flavored, white cake with vanilla buttercreme.
Post # 9
wow that is nicely done!!
Post # 11
i;m doing buttercream as well. i HATE fondant!!! my bottom is going to be ombre purples then the other 2 layers are going to be white with differing purples sugar flowers
Post # 12
It was hard for me to find inspiration when our baker told us they only did buttercream. This DID NOT turn out like my dream (it was supposed to look like pearls…um…)but the cake tasted nothing short of amazing and found it pretty when I didn’t compare it to the picture I sent them. Tried my first fondant cake recently. SO GLAD we went with buttercream. I’d take perfect taste over pefect look any day.
ETA: It was a raspberry lemon cake inside 🙂 White cake with alternating ras/lemon preserves. NOMNOMNOM!
Our groom’s cake (carrot cake) was also all buttercream:
Post # 13
I did the rustic look as well. I am a bit of a perfectionist as well as a symmetry freak and have seen too many assymetrical crooked cakes (not on purpose). 😉
We had 2 types of cake: mocha, and a chcolate raspberry with 4 flavours of cucpakes: white and chocolate with butttercream icing, carrot cake with creamcheese icing, and lastly pina colada coconut cake with pinapple buttercream icing! They were TO DIE FOR….OH and that RASPBERRY CHOCOLATE cake….YUM….WE ATE THEM ALL! Thank goodness for mini cupcakes.
I have seen LOTS of very pretty buttercream cakes with ruffles, flowers, patterns! They do exisit. Good luck in your search.
Post # 14
You can definitely do lot’s of nice things with buttercream, you just need to decide what you want to see – as flowers, that’s easy to do with a good result. When my FI proposed I made this cake to tell some of friends the news (the date is the date of our engagement party):
This is all done with buttercream and royal icing (sorry about the bad light, but at least you get an idea of what a non professional can do with this type of cover). Another idea is to cover your cake with a mixture of melted chocolate and sourcream. So tasty and you can make it to look nice too:
I made the cake above for a friends birthday and I really liked it because the chocolate cover allowed me to use both fondant (the flowers) and royal icing. Perhaps you can do something similar. Obviously, anyone you hire will have lots of ideas on how to make you the perfect cake – be sure to pay attention to the filling though. In many cases the same filling is used on the inside as well as the outside, which isn’t that exciting.
Post # 15
Buttercream is hands down THE nommiest icing. Thanks for all of your inspiration ladies!
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