(Closed) what kind of frosting for your cake?

posted 5 years ago in Food
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2013

Well, not all fondant tastes bad, although some do! I can’t remember the name of the fondant my baker uses, but it is great. Plus, if guests don’t like it they can peel it off. Regular frosting is under it.

Post # 4
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Blushing bee

Really something you should discuss with your baker when you go for your tasting. You can try their fondants then and decide if you want to go with them or a regular frosting.

Post # 5
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

I have a buttercream on my cake and Fiance has a fondant OVER a cream cheese frosting (red velvet) The place that we got FI’s cake from is FABULOUS, even their fondant was great!

 

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

Buttercream frosting ftw.

Post # 7
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

buttercream (:

i’m not a fan of fondant. i never have been. however, i’ve heard that some bakers use a marshmallow-y fondant that doesn’t taste so marzipan-like.

Post # 8
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 1998

I prefer the look of fondant on cakes. I never eat it anyway I just peel it off and leave it. 

 

Post # 9
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

I thought fondant was pretty but I’ve never had any fondant that actually tastes good. I love cake and was so looking forward to our wedding cake. Ours had buttercream frosting. 

Post # 10
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

I’m using buttercream.

Post # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

I’m using buttercream only beacuse that’s what’s included in my package. I’m not a fan of buttercream. I’d much prefer cream cheese icing.

Post # 12
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I hate all frosting besides whipped cream and cream cheese with certain cakes (carrot and red velvet).

But I’m having buttercream, because that’s what everyone else likes (and whipped cream would probably be a runny mess).

Post # 13
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Bumble bee

Fondant made from melted marshmallows and powdered sugar is delicious. You literally just melt marshmallows in the microwave and then knead powdered sugar into it until it becomes fondant. 

 

 

 

Regular buttercream, tastes too butter-y to me… my favorite frosting is German Buttercream. You make a custard (eggs/cream/cornstarch/sugar/vanilla) then you cool it, and whip in a few pounds of butter. It’s pretty awesome.

 

 

 

Also, Swiss Meringue Buttercream is delicious. It’s base is meringue, so it’s light and fluffy and almost marshmallow-like… and then a few pounds of butter are whipped in. 

 

 

 

I think regular ol’ buttercream that is made by just mixing butter and powdered sugar has a really heavy, tooth-pain-inducing sugary taste. There are tons of options out there… finding a baker who knows her/his stuff is important 🙂

 

Post # 14
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

Buttercream all the way! Yumyumyum

Post # 15
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Newbee

I think the marshmallow foundant isn’t that bad and as one poster said, they could peel it off. 

Post # 16
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

@mrsedwardslpn:  I hate it! Im using buttercream.  Most bakers can get it pretty smooth nowadays.

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