(Closed) ive got a question….

posted 6 years ago in Food
Post # 3
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11167 posts
Sugar Beekeeper

Homemade fondant tastes like thick and heavy marshmallows to me. However, not all bakeries make it in-house and use the commercial stuff that isn’t so fantastic.

The point of fondant more or less is for decoration and protection of the cake in hotter/more humid climates versus buttercream which can easily melt away. Most people I know, including myself, do not eat the fondant but just peel it off as there is always a later of buttercream underneath. I wouldn’t say that “most brides hate it” as it just a matter of taste and opinion. To be honest “most” brides I know have fondant cakes.

Just a note, I had fondant and loved it however it does tend to cost a little more than buttercream so in the end it depends on your location and budget.

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I tried it during our tasting and didn’t care for it at all. It was hard and stiff and way to sugary. I think it used more for cakes that are made to look pretty and not eat lol

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

It’s a starchy stiff sweet flavorless layer.

Post # 6
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

@Kjeff760:  Agreed!

I’ve been to a lot of weddings with fondant cake, and I always feel terrible for the couple because those cakes never get eaten.

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

i dont understand why no one would eat a fondant covered cake…just take the fondant off…the cake is still good.

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I actually like fondant and I love the look of fondant covered cakes, so it’s pretty much win win for me.

Post # 10
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

I don’t mind the taste, and I feel like the cakes look much more elegant with fondant (more clean and crisp).  We will likely be having a fondant cake because it matches the formality of our event.  I’ve also never seen a fondant cake not get eaten, so I guess that’s just hit-or-miss.

Post # 11
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2018

Most if not all cakes in the UK use fondant as opposed to buttercream.  I like it.

Post # 12
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

a lot of times the fondant gets taken off before the cake is served.

Post # 13
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Fondant is kind of like eating cardboard, in my opinion.  But it does look lovely!

Post # 14
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 1900

I’ve tried fondant a few times and it tasted chemical-y to me.

 

Post # 15
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

Fondant definitely comes in many forms.  We tasted one cake with a white chocolate fondant that was amazing…it was so thin you didn’t even realize it was fondant…unfortunately, the baker also charged an additional $3/slice on top of the $5/slice base price. 

On the other end, my sister’s 30th birthday cake was covered in fondant that was about 1/4″ thick, tasted awful, and did nothing to protect the stale cake that was under it.  

If it’s in your budget, I wouldn’t rule fondant out until you try it, because with the right baker it can be really good, if not better than buttercream.

Post # 16
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

Fondant made commercially isn’t tasty, but a professional bakeries use it as well as domestic people. It is easier to acheive a finished look with it than buttercream. 

As @Lee_Ann:   @Treejewel19:  Said, Most people peel it off and eat the cake, it’s not a problem. Most of the weddings I have been to in life have fondant cake and there is never any left. Don’t sweat it. 

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