(Closed) Non-fondant cake inspiration?

posted 8 years ago in Food
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

Ours only had fondant decorations but the entire thing is butter cream. The girl who made our cake did a great job making it look smooth!

The last picture is of another cake she did that I saw and LOVED but it was covered in fondant so she made our cake similar but without the fondant.

 

Same cake but with fondant

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

Our bakery doesn’t do any fondant whatsoever.  Here’s the link to their gallery.  There’s tons of ideas!!!

 

http://www.weddingwonderlandcakes.com/gallery.shtml

 Edit:  Just saw you’re one day after me!  Here’s our cake, its fireworks!  In honor of the holiday weekend =)

 

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

I LOVEEE buttercream icing so it was a must have for my cake. I haven’t tasted a fondant yet that I’ve liked.

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Post # 6
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2011

i fell IN LOVE with this cake, its a Martha Stewart DIY cake but i bet you can take it into any cake maker and they can do it. you could decorate it with other fruit that match your colors, or you could do flowers instead of fruit, the possiblities are endless

 

http://www.marthastewartweddings.com/recipe/white-chocolate-panels

 

 

Post # 7
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2011

this is the inspiration for our cake. Ours will be 3 layers with the swirly things on the top and bottom layer only and the center (smooth) layer will have a dark blue ribbon with a peacock feather. yay/yum 🙂 

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Post # 9
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

Many bakers can make buttercream icing so smooth that it looks like fondant!  So don’t worry so much about if your inspiration picture is fondant or not because you can achieve the same look with buttercream (without the icky fondant taste!).

Post # 11
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

look at bayshorecakes.com.  they have some awesome cake ideas.

here is the inspiration pic I gave my cake baker. I love it. It’s simple, yet different than the usual ‘smooth’ wedding cake.

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Post # 12
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Honey Beekeeper

Thank you so much for posting this! We’re trying to keep costs down on our wedding cake, and one way of doing that is to use buttercream instead of fondant. Though I honestly didn’t know that buttercream could look that smooth! Fiance and I love the taste of buttercream but the look of fondant…

Post # 13
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

@TaterTot26: I am IN LOVE with that cake!!!  Soo pretty!

Post # 14
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

What style are you looking for?

These are from our baker (sorry they are huge). I loved this cake but FH thought it looked “mess-up”:

http://greatcakes.net/cakes/Corova%20Dreams.JPG

This one is so simple and elegant:

http://greatcakes.net/cakes/The%20Westover%20Plantation.JPG

Ours will be similar to this but the swirls will be ivory on white:

 

Post # 15
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

Here is one more…This one was my brothers wedding cake last October:

I just noticed the top tier looks weird, but it’s just the shadow from more poor photog skills :). This was all buttercream and yummy.

Post # 16
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

The majority of cakes online are actually buttercream. For ideas, do a Google image search for ‘buttercream wedding cakes” and a ton of ideas should come up. Otherwise, http://www.cakecentral.com and http://www.flickr.com are great for inspiration.

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