Post # 47
We just ordered ours today…no fondant. Three layers, buttercream with a few buttercream swirls and flowers. It’s obvious that bakeries will let you spend as much money as you want on the decorations, LOL- but we didn’t really want anything fancy. We went with these flavors:
bottom (main) layer: golden cake with apple cinnamon chai filling
middle layer: red velvet with cream cheese filling
top layer: carrot cake- SO DELISH!!!!
Can’t wait to see (and taste!) the finished product!
As an aside- a lot of the extra sugar flowers, fondant draping, etc just seem like a total waste of money to me.
Post # 48
I’m not a big fan of fondant. The little pearls on the cake were fondant, but the rest was all buttercream. It was SO good!
Post # 49
I don’t like the taste of fondant, but I love the look… So we went with a buttercream frosting (smoothed out, like others have shown) and fondant decorations on it. The decorations could easily be peeled off/avoided if people didn’t like the taste, but it still got the look I wanted 🙂
Photo courtesy of Nick Dantonio Photography, http://www.nickdantoniophotography.com
Post # 51
@Hippos: that’s beautiful! Can’t believe it’s buttercream.
I’m not a fan of how fondant tastes so we went with buttercream as well. Sorry this is the only photo I have uploaded. It has a chantilly lace design (I call them squiggles lol) on top of each tier and at the base, with a scroll design on the sides. Very classic and paired well with my lace dress.
Post # 52
this was ours, all buttercream
Post # 54
@banana311: I got buttercream and skirted the decoration issue altogether:
(crappy guest pic but you get the idea)
Post # 56
Ours was stucco buttercream with fresh flowers:
Post # 57
@MrsBananas: OMG I love your cake — beautiful!! I am pinning it for inspiration! 🙂
@mintblush: I love that gold cake stand! Did your baker provide it? I want a gold one for my cake, as I’m using gold accents elsewhere, but silver is most common it seems
Post # 58
Fall wedding cake….made by family friend. Another buttercream bride here!
Post # 59
@kmb727: yes, silver is too common. We used a rental company for our linens and rented from them, sorry. Our bakery only had silver stands too so I feel your pain! I was almost tempted to buy one off ebay!
Post # 61
Ours was buttercream with real flowers, the baker didn’t actually put the flowers on as I had requested but it was fine in the end.