(Closed) Buttercream vs Fondant

posted 9 years ago in Food
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    Buttercream

    Fondant

  • 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

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    @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. :-/

    Post # 17
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: July 2012

    Frankly, I HATE fondent. It is very thick and sugary– almost like a marzapan. As a result, I’m going for buttercream. I don’t have a picture of the cake, but it is three tiered cake with berries between each layer and on the top. The buttercream around the sides is “fluffed” out and toasted so it looks almost like a merangue pie. Super nice and tastes great!

    Post # 18
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    Seriously cakes are made with just fondant and no icing undreneath? That does sound gross. Never heard of it.  I’ve always only seen fondont on top of icing.

    Some fondont is gross but marshmellow ones are yummie and I find “buttercream” icing made from Crisco (which a lot of it is) is far worse than any fondont.

    Post # 19
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    Newbee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    You have to have icing underneath the fondant, or the fondant wont stick.

    Post # 20
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    Fondant doesn’t have to be gross. My sister-in-law is a baker and she makes the most amazing marshmallow fondant! Super yummy and beautiful.

    She did cupcakes for us so we did regular frosting, but don’t rule out fondant just because of the taste, your baker may have different options.

    Post # 21
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    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2011

    Buttercream all the way. Our caterer would have refused to make our cake if we’d asked her for fondant. She’s all about things tasting delicious (as well as looking beautiful) and our cake sure did look gorgeous!

    Post # 22
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: April 2011

    There is some fondant that tastes a little better but it’s still a gross texture, IMO. Most people dont’ actually eat it. I prefer the look AND taste of buttercream, personally. You can do a lot of beautiful textural things with buttercream and it’s delicious.

    Post # 23
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    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: August 1900

    Buttercream, 100%, hands down.  I’m a big frosting gal so the flavor is very important to me.

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