(Closed) Wedding cakes NOT using fondant?

posted 5 years ago in Food
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

OUr wedding cake won’t have any fondant at all lol I wish i had photos but We aint married yet 😀

Post # 4
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

I also very strongly dislike the look and taste of fondant and will not be using it on my cake. TheKnot had some great inspiration photos and make it easy because you can search buttercream frosting (just meaning not fondant). I will post a picture here to give you an idea as well. Just tell your baker what you mean and I’m sure they will help you as well! Good luck!

Post # 5
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2012

I hate fondant, it tastes gross to me.

We had buttercream. Taste > Aesthetic. 🙂

Post # 6
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I can’t seem to add photos from my iPad so here’s a link to pics of our cake:

ZOMG CAKE!

This is Italian buttercream, which is a little less sweet and a little silkier than regular buttercream. You can take the chocolate drizzle theme and decorate based on the filling, or do some fresh berries for decor. We almost did a lemon cake with strawberry filling, decorated with fresh and chocolate-covered strawberries but the peanut butter/chocolate/reeses cup combo was killer.

Fondants is the best choice for the “stencil” type designs and the textured cakes, because buttercream and ganache don’t have a texture that makes it easy to do those designs— it’s really hard to do a complex/elaborate texture on buttercream/ganache because they’re softer and not as stiff. But you still have TONS of options!

Post # 7
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

We had cupcakes and a 6 inch cake to cut. I also don’t like fondant, so it was all buttercream.

Post # 8
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

@AmeliaBedelia:  Is that your cake? It’s beautiful!! I love how it’s buttercream but still has pretty designs!

Post # 9
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

Ours had buttercream.

 

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

 

Things got a wee bit messy down at the bottom there (wish the venue would have taken a papertowel around the edge to clean things up), but the cake tasted amazing.

Post # 11
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

Both of those babies were buttercream and so yummy!  Take THAT, fondant!

Post # 12
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

Loved ours!  Buttercream “rose” swirls all over three individual teirs.

Post # 13
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

My cake is buttercream.  I think you can still have the fancy look without the fondant.

 

Post # 14
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Sugar bee

Yeah buttercream!!!

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