Picking out the perfect cake is an important part of wedding planning. You not only have to pick a flavor, but you also have to pick the design. There are so many different options out there for wedding cakes, where should you begin? One of the first things that you need to decide is whether or not you want your cake covered with fondant or buttercream icing. Both have distinctive design advantages, but you ultimately need to decide which is the best option for you.
Fondant is a favorite because it gives cake a smooth and polished appearance, but not everyone loves the flavor and consistency. Fondant is made from mostly powdered sugar, corn syrup, and water. The ingredients are melted together to form a moldable paste. This clay-like substance is easily rolled out to cover a light layer of frosting on the outside of the cake. The fondant will be smoothed over the cake to leave a professional finish. Fondant can also be used to mold additional decoration elements for your cake including: shapes, characters, flowers, textures, etc.
Buttercream is a favorite because the flavor is light and luxurious, but it is more of a hassle to transport. Buttercream is an icing made of mostly butter and powdered sugar. The ingredients are mixed to create a soft and delicate consistency. Buttercream icing and can be colored and flavored to your liking. The possibilities are endless! The soft consistency of buttercream makes it easy to load into a piping bag to pipe intricate designs on the outer-layer of your cake. While piped borders, flowers, and designs can be beautiful, the base layer of buttercream will never sit as flat as fondant.
We recommend looking through our catalog of past cakes to choose some designs that speak to you the most. Then, come in for a complimentary consultation with one of our designers, so that you can talk through your ideas, and also taste some cake! Our bakers are skilled in pulling off gorgeous designs working with whatever version of icing you like the best! Contact us today, and lets get started creating the perfect cake for your next wedding or celebration!