Thursday, February 14, 2013

Fondant or Buttercream?

Hello Readers!!!

Oh, I am so excited to tell you that I have very much said yes to the dress and I only tried on five dresses! So here is a BIG NOTE for you guys: don't expect the bridal stores to have your exact size. All dresses need to be altered and that is exactly why your wedding dress will be the best fitting piece of clothing you will ever have. I am normally a size 0 (pocket size!) but they had me try on two Size 8 dresses because that's the only size they had in stock for the dress I liked. But the dress I definitely said yes to was (luckily) in my size. I have to admit, four dresses took me about 45 minutes. When that fifth dress was put on I was pretty tired already (haha) and as soon as I walked out, my mom, future mother in law, and two maid of honors got silent. At that moment I knew it was the one. Yay!

Anyways, on to the next topic of helping YOU make your wedding a Success. Another important decision to make is what you are going to serve your guests for dessert. What? Talking about food again? I know! So yummy.

There are many options when it comes to dessert. Typically, people let their guests eat a piece of the cake for dessert. If you decide to go this route I have a HUGE tip for you. Purchase the show cake, the very beautiful and elegantly decorated cake that is put on display for everyone to see. This is the cake that you will cut and smoosh into each other's faces.

However, here is the trick to saving money: in addition to ordering a very pretty, two tier cake, order simple tray/pan cakes in addition to the show cake. These tray/pan cakes are a lot cheaper to purchase and your guests wont even know the difference. You are still serving them cake, and the cake is still as good, but it is not highly decorated like the show cake. Ask your baker what their options are when it comes to saving money and see if this is included.

Another tip is to have the show cake but then have cupcakes! Cupcakes are definitely cheaper than ordering a 3 or 4 tier cake and are definitely cute! They're the perfect serving size and come in a range of designs that will definitely impress your guests.

Now let's talk about cake options: fondant or buttercream. Both have their benefits and drawbacks. Fondant is an icing however it is a play dough like substance that can be kneaded and shaped to cover the cake. This creates a smooth and seamless icing. This characteristic is why most bakers like to use fondant as show cakes. Buttercream is the icing that is normally used on cakes. Buttercream comes in an array of flavors and textures.

Fondant Yum-Yums:
  • Decoration with a fondant is beautiful
  • Fondant can be used to create a variety of decorations
  • Will remain fresh for days
Fondant Yuck-Yucks:
  • Taste and texture can be unappealing to some people
  • Is fingerprint and dent prone
  • Limits cake choices
  • Lots of sugar
Buttercream Yum-Yums:
  • Taste and texture are more appealing to people
  • Cheaper than fondant
  • Can be iced on most types of cake
Buttercream Yuck-Yucks:
  • Icing is less pliable
  • Lacks the smooth finish

Whatever you choose, make sure there is a balance between design and taste. Happy Cake Hunting.

1 comment:

  1. buttercream all the way...