All the details of your wedding are ready, except for the cake. If you still can’t decide up to now what kind of cake you’ll order, then allow us to make things a little bit easier for you. You’re going to need the best Brisbane custom wedding cake if you want to make the cake cutting ceremony memorable.
When it comes to the cake itself, you usually have two choices: fondant and buttercream. If you’re not familiar with these, they refer to the icing used on the cake. Each has their pros and cons and it’s important that you’re familiar with them so you can make the right decision.
What’s a Fondant?
Fondant is a type of icing made with water and sugar. Both are combined and cooked together until they become paste-like. The consistency achieved is like that of play dough. It can be rolled out just like a marshmallow and can be molded into different sizes and shapes.
Fondants are usually draped over the cake to create a smooth finish. This type of frosting is very easy to work and it can be further manipulated to include more texture and details. Some add beautiful fondant toppers on the like, like flowers and leaves.
Pros and Cons of Fondant
Fondants are best used for cakes with multiple tiers. It is more stable than buttercream, which means it’s easier to transport to the venue. It is also more solid, which is why it’s perfect for summer months and warm days.
However, fondant is very thick that it can’t be piped. This means that the decorations are crafted individually. Fondant is practically like a shell that covers the cake. When it comes to taste, it is somewhat inferior to buttercream because it is too sweet. A lot of people leave the fondant behind and just eat the cake. Some don’t like the thickness and toughness of fondant compared to the buttercream.
What is Buttercream?
Buttercream is another type of icing used on cakes and it is achieved by combining butter with sugar and some shortening to achieve a crisp white shade. If you would like to make the buttercream tougher, egg whites are mixed into the bowl. The result is a meringue buttercream.
The buttercream frosting is hands down, more palatable than fondant. It is also very soft, which is why it can be piped to make patterns, flowers, and borders. You may also use it to write words and notes into the cake.
Pros and Cons of Buttermilk
When it comes to buttercream icing, there’s practically no limit as to what you can do to adjust its taste. You can add fruit puree to the mix or maybe a scoop of chocolate cream. It’s the perfect icing to use for a base, so to speak.
However, since it is softer, it’s easily melted by the heat. It’s not ideal for use during the warm season or in any location with warm climates. It won’t work well in outdoor weddings as well. It’s also not as smooth and flawless as fondant cakes so when it comes to design, buttercream cakes seem less elegant.