(Closed) Fondant or buttercream cake?

posted 8 years ago in Food
  • poll: Fondant or buttercream
    Fondant : (20 votes)
    10 %
    Buttercream : (171 votes)
    90 %
  • Post # 3
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: November 2009

    Buttercream!!!!mmmmM!!

    our cake was buttercream =D

    Post # 4
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    I think fondant looks so much more beautiful

    I actually am not a fan of icing at all, but I will being doing buttercream on mine. 

    Post # 5
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    Blushing bee

    BOTH! Most wedding cakes with fondant actually have a layer of buttercream underneath to help achieve the smooth finish. While I love the taste of buttercream, there are many cake designers that now make tasty fondant. I am having a very ornate design on my cake, so fondant was the only way to go for me. Good luck!

    Post # 6
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: July 2010

    fondant is pretty but i dont like the taste… i prefer butter cream 

    Post # 7
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: January 2013

    Oh, you should have allowed us to make multiple selections! I asked my baker about this and she can do a layer of butercream frosting underneath a (vegan equivalent to) fondant so it can be both tasty AND pretty!

    Post # 8
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: July 2010

    I really prefer fondant for a wedding. There is no rule that you have to eat it, and it looks amazing. I make fondant cakes myself, and I’ve had plenty of people tell me the cake I make is amazing. They just peeled off the fondant. It didn’t poison the whole thing.

    Unfortunately for me, I am getting married in a place that is rural and filled with amazing artists in all areas except cakes, apparently. I didn’t think the work of a single person I interviewed was very good. One of them even had a cake on Cake Wreck (awesome blog). So I am having a dessert bar, as I would rather have no cake than a mediocre $800 cake.

    Post # 9
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2010

    Buttercream all the way! I had not really had much buttercream icing before but when i moved in with my Future Mother-In-Law and she introduced me to baking..i can never go back.

    Post # 10
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: July 2010

    Yeah, that is a fair point. You literally can’t do fondant without a layer of frosting. What else would make it stick?

    Post # 12
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    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: May 2010

    I am all for buttercream when it comes to flavor….however, we had to have fondant because of the design we wanted. There is a thin layer of buttercream under the fondant on our cake so I’m assuming guests will eat around it if they don’t like it!

    Post # 13
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2010

    Buttercream! My mom was a dessert chef so I grew up around all types of icing. Fondant looks great, but tastes awful….

    Post # 14
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: December 2010

    I really think you can make a beautiful cake with many different kinds of frosting. I just don’t think fondant is worth it, given how terrible the taste and texture is…

    Post # 15
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2010

    Well, it not only depends on the taste it also depends on the look of the cake in question. If you want an elegant looking cake you should get fondant but it’s like $1500 approx. The butter cream cake doesn’t look as fancy, but it tastes better and is a lot more cost affordable. So elegant and good looking for $1500 or Yummy and pretty for $315? The bakery in my local town only makes Butter cream. I think both of them are fine. It depends which one you like. I voted for butter cream tho.

    Post # 16
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2010

    My wedding cake is being made with a white chocolate cream cheese frosting. I guess its not a very common choice for wedding cake, but my cake baker swears by it. It has a very smooth look but is more tasty than fondant OR buttercream, IMO. Its slightly more expensive than buttercream, but way less expensive than fondant.

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