(Closed) cake–help me decide (design and frosting choice)

posted 5 years ago in Food
  • poll: Which cake design do you like best (include any suggestions in a post)
    Cake 1 : (16 votes)
    15 %
    Cake 2 : (51 votes)
    46 %
    Cake 3 : (5 votes)
    5 %
    Cake 4 : (20 votes)
    18 %
    Cake 5 : (18 votes)
    16 %
  • Post # 3
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    This is what my cake is supposed to look like (its an example from my baker, so she’s done it before) but its a whipped cream frosting. I personally do not like fondant because it’s gross. I think your guests will appreciate your sacrifice for perfectly smooth frosting for a cake they can actually swallow!

    Post # 4
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: January 2013

    Go for taste get the yummy frosting.

    Post # 5
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: February 2012

    I voted for Cake 4, though I love the flowers from Cake 1. I think the flowers from Cake 1 on Cake 4 would be stunning! I can’t post a picture of my cake since we didn’t have one.

    Post # 6
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    Newbee

    We’re cheating and doing cupcakes.  I just don’t like fondant either. Good luck!

    Post # 7
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    Honestly I find 1-3 super boring. 4 and 5 are good, 5 is the cuter of the two. ๐Ÿ™‚

    Post # 8
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: April 2013

    Cake #2 looks so elegant- love it! My cake was fondant- didn’t taste gross, just kind of sweet and bland. We had Maui Destination Wedding, and the heat made the fondant very gooey quickly. it still looked beautiful, just extremely hard to cut through. If heat will be an issue for you, I would go for the cream over fondant!

    Post # 9
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    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2013

    I love cake 2 and I think a good baker/decorator can make frosting look smooth. Some of the very popular bakeries here in NJ make cakes that look like fondant but they arent. 

    Post # 10
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    Worker bee

    I’ve noticed that most people peel off the fondant anyway and there should be a nice layer of icing underneath that. Maybe you can ask your baker to have cream cheese frosting underneath the fondant.

    Also, there’s marshmallow fondant (which I’ve used/made before), which tastes  yummy and melts with the icing.

    And I loooove the design of cake #4. Maybe with sugar peonies instead of the dogwood.

    Post # 11
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: April 2013 - A court...

    Cake two but with the flowers of cake four ๐Ÿ™‚

     

    Post # 12
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: April 2013 - A court...

     

    Other designs you May or may not like, but I’m pretty sure they put buttercream before putting the fondant so you’d get the smooth look with yummy buttercream underneath ๐Ÿ™‚ . Also I don’t think fondant is that bad in moderation, but also depends on the fondant.

    Post # 13
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: April 2013 - A court...

    Unfrosted with lots of buttercream between layers?

    Looks so good!! I drool every time I see it lol.

    Post # 14
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: February 1998

    Cake 5 is so pretty and my pick:)

    Post # 15
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    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: April 2019

    I like 2 followed by 3 ๐Ÿ™‚ definitely go for taste!

    Post # 16
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    Sorry, I don’t think the look of fondant is worth the ickyness of it.  It’s the dessert at your wedding!!

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