(Closed) To Fondant or Not?

posted 7 years ago in Food
  • poll: Fondant or Not
    Fondant : (31 votes)
    28 %
    Not : (81 votes)
    72 %
  • Post # 3
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    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

    Have the cake you want. People can always leave the fondant on the plate. You could also ask your baker to use marshmallow fondant which is much tastier.

    Many people are trying to eat healthier and will also leave the buttercream on the plate.

    Post # 4
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    14494 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    Personally, I will not eat fondant and will skip a cake that I have to pull it off of.  But really you have to decide which is more important to you, looks or taste.  I went with taste, but my mom was a baker and I LOVE cake but there is absolutely nothing wrong with going for the look.  There are some bakers out there that are using a marshmellow fondant, and you may ask if that is an option.  I have heard that it does taste a whole lot better than traditional fondant but I do not have any experience with it.

    Post # 5
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: March 2014

    I think fondant cakes are so gorgeous, and I don’t think anyone will hate you if they have to eat around the fondant. I’d say go with your design.

    Post # 6
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    Have you talked to a baker about what they could do with your design in buttercream?  When we were looking we saw a ton of buttercream cakes that weren’t plain looking.  That being said, if you need to fondant to get the look you’re going for I think that would be fine too!

    Post # 6
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    680 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    You can still have a BEAUTIFUL buttercream cake.  Fondant might make things look a lot neater and you can definitely do more with it, but your guests will love you more with the buttercream.  Our wedding cake design looks absolutely beautiful and it’s all buttercream.  It does not need to be just a plain looking cake.  You can do so much with it! Just look around and also look at the options your bakery has, you’ll be surprised at how many really nice buttercream cakes there are.  Good luck!!

    Post # 7
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    5993 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: May 2010

    if it was my cake i would use buttercream but if your cake had fondant – i would just pick it off and still eat the cake with no complaints

    Post # 8
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    9482 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2012

    I voted buttercream.  So delicious.

    Post # 9
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    532 posts
    Busy bee

    I voted buttercream but it’s not like I wouldn’t eat the cake if there was fondant on it, i would just leave that part on the plate and eat the rest. Get what YOU like best!

    Post # 10
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    161 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    I am so over fondant because it has been so over used. That being said it is your wedding you should get the cake you want. 

    Post # 11
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    284 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    If you have a great cake artist, they can do anything in buttercream that they can do in fondant…I refused to have a fondant cake because I think it tastes like week old gum you’d find on the bottom of someone’s shoe. PM your email address and I’ll send you pics of my cake (can’t upload them here, digital file is too large) — my cake was flawless and all of our guests thought it was fondant until they started eating it.

    Post # 12
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    6892 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: March 2012

    Obviously you should do what you want. Just decide what’s more important – the design itself or how much people enjoy it. Not saying cakes with fondant aren’t enjoyable, but they do leave a bit to be desired, IMO. Also, buttercream doesn’t = boring or plain, necessarily.

    Post # 13
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    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: December 2011

    Fondant is just gross. And just do a little googling to see that a good baker can do a lot with buttercream too!!

    Post # 14
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    I’d ‘pick off the fondant and leave the cake’ !! You can’t do away with fondant!!

    Post # 15
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    226 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: August 2007

    We had fondant on our wedding cake just because it looks good but most of the guests just left it on the plate & ate the cake. 

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