(Closed) Wedding cakes NOT using fondant?

posted 7 years ago in Food
Post # 47
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

Our will also be buttercream.  I wanted whipped cream but the baker said it wouldn’t last.  ๐Ÿ™

Post # 48
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

 

Post # 49
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2012

@bunnyharriet:  My cake is going to be the same.  ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 50
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

no fondant for us either…here’s my inspiration pic

 

 

Post # 51
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

All these cakes look so beautiful and yummy! Here’s pics of our fondant free, all buttercream frosted wedding cake.

Post # 52
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

@bunnyharriet:  Our bakery was an hour away from our venue, so we decided that separate layers was the *safest* way to go if we wanted our cake to look like anything ๐Ÿ™‚

 

Post # 53
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

@StuporDuck:  That’s similar to the inspiration pic for our cake!

Post # 54
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Newbee

Ours is going to be carrot cake with cream cheese frosting inside anddd outside! YUM! We are also going for the taste > aesthetic approach. 

Post # 55
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Sugar Beekeeper

Well our cake was fondant (won’t post photos since it doesn’t apply) however we don’t care for the taste of fondant either. I have to disagree with @AmeliaBedelia that you have to choose taste or appearance because we had both.

We requested a thick layer of buttercream under the frosting (most bakers put some buttercream under the fondant anyway…it isn’t either/or) so that the guests could easily peel away the homemade fondant leaving a sufficient amount of buttercream. We tried it out and it was delicious and on the big day there were those eating the fondant and those that weren’t.

Just something to think about if you do like the look of fondant but not the taste.

Post # 56
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

We both hate fondant equally (less cake!) and were looking for buttercream options so thank you so much for this thread!

These are all SO lovely.  Are any of you from Orlando or have recommendations for an Florida/Orlando?

Post # 57
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

My aunt made our cake & it had a buttercream frosting.  I love the way it turned out & it was delicious too!

Post # 58
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

I wish I had a better close-up pic, but no fondant on our cake, all buttercream.

Post # 59
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

I loved our cake. It was delicious and pretty and I’ve posted it here a million times, so what’s one more?

Post # 60
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Newbee
  • Wedding: May 2012

We went with simple white buttercream. Not a huge fan of fondant either! ๐Ÿ™‚

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