(Closed) All buttercream cake?

posted 7 years ago in Food
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

We had an all buttercream cake. It was so delicious. However, it was outside, so it sweated a little. To me, it wasn’t that big a deal because it was the best wedding cake I’d ever had; we don’t like fondant and previous wedding cakes were all fondant. Here’s a friend pic of our cake.

Post # 5
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I don’t like fondant either, ours was all buttercream and there are no horror stories to report!

 

Post # 6
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Bumble Beekeeper

Ours was very similar to your inspiration picture, but only 2 tier (we served sheet cakes).

I will say this – if your bakery doesn’t deliver, be very intentional about who you have pick it up. Our buttercream cake had a biiiiiiig ol’ smudge in the side of it because someone wasn’t careful enough taking it out of the box to put on the table.

That someone did not fess up, pretended it was not them that did it, and doesn’t know that I know it was them, hahaha…

We thought it was pretty funny, because it was seriously a HUGE smudge of messed up icing, and our poor photographer had a heck of a time getting a decent picture of the cake, hahahaha…

Post # 7
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: May 2009

I had an all buttercream cake!  It was four tiers, beautiful, and most importantly DELICIOUS!!  I hate fondant and I have no regrets about the buttercream!

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I’m going to have an all buttercream cake.  I’ve talked to several bakers, and they say they Hate working with fondant.  Not only is it a pain, but guests generally won’t eat the fondant.  So it usually is just a waste.  The baker will warn you off that so the bride doesn’t become offended.  I’ve also heard of bakers that put on the fondant for photos, then take it right off before the cake is served.  so, personally, I’d just have a buttercream cake.

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

Buttercream is a lot tastier but you won’t be able to recreate exact look of your inspiration cake in buttercream. Those sharp edges and perfectly smooth finish are only possible with fondant. If you are ok with a slightly less perfect look than buttercream would work.

Post # 10
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

Ours was all buttercream too.  It was DELISH!

 

Post # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

@blg529: I thought that fondant could only provide round edges?  I’ve worked with fondant to find it was impossible to get a square edge.  (I’m not calling you a liar, I’m actually curious as to how it can be done cuz I love to bake)  I have seen buttercream with perfectly square edges though.

Post # 12
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

I hate fondant so our cake was definitely all buttercream!  LOVE!

Show me your cake! please ;) :  wedding 211930.64.jpg

Show me your cake! please ;) :  wedding 211931.65.jpg

Post # 13
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

@Mrs.KMM: Gorgeous!!! Can I use your pic on my inspiration board pretty pleeaasse?  It’s exactly my colors for my wedding 😀

Post # 14
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

Post # 15
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

@LadySapphire:

You are correct– Fondant=rounded edges, buttercream = squared off.  The OP’s inspiration pic looks like buttercream to me.

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