(Closed) Buttercream vs Fondant

posted 6 years ago in Food
  • poll:
    Buttercream : (59 votes)
    87 %
    Fondant : (9 votes)
    13 %
  • Post # 3
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: September 2014

    @SamanthaLovesJames:  Fondant is gross. Unless it’s going to be outside and really hot, buttercream all the way.

    Post # 4
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    i second fondant being gross. buttercream is what we r doin

    Post # 5
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    Buttercream! But as much as I love it over fondant, some cake designs should only be done in fondant IMO. You can always go the happy medium of a buttercream cake with fondant accents. =)

    Post # 6
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: January 2014

    Buttercream.

    Post # 7
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    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: December 2011

    Unless you have a wedding outside, which from your info a summer wedding outside in tx would be intense anyway so perhaps not, buttercream will taste much better. And if you have a skilled baker with buttercream, it can look as smooth as fondant. A couple days ago CakeWrecks had a Sunday Sweets of all fondant free cakes and they are amazing, so it CAN be done to make something as epic as fondant, it just takes a different baker.

    Post # 8
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: July 2013

    Defintely do the buttercream and you can always do the fondant or gumpaste accents but fondant is seriously icky and I work with it all the time. LOL now that I do my fancy decorating in fondant I lost five lbs. It was always to tempting not to eat the leftover buttercream once the cake was done. Fondant is NO temptation ew!

    Post # 9
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2011

    i make cakes and dont care for fondant but we did have a fondant cake which was also iced with buttercream underneath!  our fondant was amazing!!!! my baker made a homemade marshmellow fondant that gave that smooth clean look we loved and tasted amazing!!!

    Post # 10
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    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: March 2012

    Fondant is gross! We are doing buttercream. I don’t really care if it looks a hot mess as long as it tastes good! Maybe I exaggerate a little, but taste trumps smoothness. Then again, Fiance and I like cake…a lot. :p

    Post # 11
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: November 2012

    Any good baker will put the layer of fondant over a cake iced with buttercream. You can have both. I personally like the taste of fondant and if your guests dont they can peel it off 🙂

    Post # 12
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    Honey bee

    I really dislike fondant, even marshmellow fondant which our baker offered. Of course, I hate marshmellows too. But a good cake decorator can make buttercream look really good.

    Post # 13
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: December 2011

    i would rather that the cake tastes good than just looks good.

    alternateliy you could ask for buttercream under the fondant. so people can peel it off and still have buttercream on the cake.

    Post # 14
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    Worker bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    Fondent has a much smoother finish and looks way better, not to mention they use buttercream underneath it is used so the fondent has soemthing to stick to.  so if your worried about taste, buttercream is still there. 

    Post # 15
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: April 2012

    Every wedding that I have been to where it was a fondant cake, half the cake slice sits uneaten on the table. With the buttercream, the whole slice gets eaten and some people ask for another. I’m doing buttercream! 🙂

    Post # 16
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: April 2012

    @lilsweetie:  I thought about that too, but a lot of people never figure it out! I told our baker that. One bite of the fondant, and they just stop, never bothering to peel it. Plus i think most people feel uncomfortable picking at their food in public when it’s like a formal occasion. :-/

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