(Closed) fondant vs. buttercream?

posted 8 years ago in Food
  • poll: What should I use?
    buttercream frosting : (58 votes)
    91 %
    fondant : (6 votes)
    9 %
  • Post # 3
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    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2009

    Buttercream tastes better.  I don’t think people will mind that the cookies aren’t completely smooth like they would be with fondant.

    Post # 4
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2010

    I rather have a tasty cookie rather than a smoothly iced one..so i vote for butter cream!

    Post # 5
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    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: March 2011

    Definately buttercream ๐Ÿ™‚

    Post # 6
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: January 2012

    Ahh the never-ending debate ๐Ÿ™‚

    On cookies, I’d vote neither! Fondant does look better, but it gets so hard & stale so quickly. Buttercream on cookies will turn messy really quickly…

    Have you thought about royal icing? It gives it the smooth fondant look, but tastes way better! My favorite is lemon or almond flavored… just a hint to help the cookie out!

    A cookie decorated with royal icing:

    Post # 7
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: January 2011

    I’d actually pick fondant if I had to pick one of the two, but royal icing is the best choice out of the 3. If you wanted to do fondant and didn’t want to make it (or buttercream), Duff Goldman from Ace of Cakes has just released a line of baking supplies including pre-maid fondant and buttercream icing through Michael’s. If I would have had more cash on me then I probably would have bought some to try out.

    Post # 8
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2010

    @recessionista, that cookie looks delish! and it’s my fave/wedding colors! ๐Ÿ˜›

    Post # 9
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: January 2012

    @toffee: Pre-made buttercream & fondants taste disgusting! They taste like chemicals! Old school buttercreamnis sooo easy to whip up & taste 1000 times better.

    @miss: doesn’t it look so pretty?! Mmmm… I’m just imagining a shortbread cookie with a lemon flavored royal icing. My favorite combo of all time!

    Post # 10
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    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: March 2011

    Royal icing is a great idea, but if you use it, make sure you wrap each cookie because royal icing will get hard, if air gets to it.

    Post # 11
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: January 2011

    @recessionistabride I generally make my own fondant/buttercream, but I just meant that I was intrigued by them and was considering buying them.

    Also, if you use royal icing, either use pasteurized eggs or meringue powder, especially if anyonw there is preggo as they cannot have the egg whites in it.

    Post # 12
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: January 2012

    You want royal icing to harden! It doesn’t get so hard that you can’t bite into it though! It’s ideal because it holds the design, tastes yummy & doesn’t spoil!

    And Toffee is totally right about the egg whites… ๐Ÿ™‚

    @toffee: haha sorry if I came across as harsh! I didn’t mean to, I just can’t stand how these products trick people into thinking that the products will actually taste like what is used in their personal businesses.

    Post # 14
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    Have you tried marshmallow fondant?  If you decide to go with fondant consider the marshmallow route – it tastes much better.

    Post # 15
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    Personally I don’t like frosting on cookies as it makes them too sweet. But buttercream is the better choice since people generally prefer the taste and texture over fondant any day.

    Post # 16
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    Honey bee

    Buttercream

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