wedding cakes with fondont.

posted 3 years ago in Food
Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

@isabelle_86:  they could use buttercream. It’s smooth like the fondant but not as shiny but eatable. I too don’t want fondant because I would prefer to eat the whole cake icing and all not just the inside.

Post # 4
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

My coordinator has told me twice now when I question fondant that to have decorative touches (my cake inspiration photo has lace appliques and sugar flowers), that it HAS to be fondant for the decorations to stick to it. That they would slide right off of regular frostings.

Post # 5
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433 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2013 - The Skinner Barn

@isabelle_86:  That kind of design is only possible with fondant. There’s no way to do that draping otherwise. When I make cakes with fondant I tend to use marshmallow fondant because it tastes a whole lot better, but bakers won’t use it because you have to make it by hand and it takes forever to make a wedding cake’s worth of it.

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

With that cake nope. The draping has to be fondant. The flowers will most likely be gumpaste and you wouldn’t be able to eat them. If you took away the draping then yes. 

Post # 7
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

it’s possible to get a smooth finish on the actual cake using buttercream. but like PP’s said, the draping can’t happen without using fondant. that’s what makes the draping.

Post # 9
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

 I personally think no, to have large flowers like that and the tiny little flowers in the middle of the tiers, it will have to be fondant. But I’m no pastry chef, so I don’t know for sure. I would just go with fondant if u want the decorative touches.  

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

@isabelle_86:  Yea I would think so the flowers would still be fondant or maybe gumpaste though they may do sugar flowers

Post # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

@isabelle_86:  very much so. Some of the smaller roses can be made out of buttercream or royal icing but the bugger ones on top can’t. If you’re planning on having a cake topper you wouldn’t need the bigger ones anyways. 

Post # 12
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

@isabelle_86:  you can always use real flowers or silk flowers as well. 

Post # 13
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

My understanding is that the more decorative the cake, the more likely it is to have to be fondant – and certainly the picture you’ve posted would be an example of this. I don’t personally like fondant much so would opt for royal icing but that wouldn’t come cheap.

If you are prepared to compromise on the size and type of decorations you could have a very pretty buttercream cake though.

Post # 15
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Buzzing bee

You could ask them if they can use modeling chocolate. It is often used instead of fondant, but it tastes good. I haven’t tasted it myself, but this is what I’ve heard and read elsewhere. 

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