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Fondant, buttercream, or naked?

Kelly, on October 16, 2018 at 4:05 PM Posted in Wedding Reception 0 82

How are you icing your wedding cake? Will you use fondant, buttercream icing or go no icing and have a naked cake? 馃嵃

Was your decision purely decorative or do you care more about the taste?


Fondant?

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Photo from The Tent Merchant in CA

Buttercream?

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Photo from Hoste Events in CA

Or Naked?

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Photo by In Full Bloom in AZ


For more wedding cake talk, check out Did you do a cake tasting and What鈥檚 your flavor!

82 Comments

Latest activity by MIWM, on October 22, 2018 at 7:01 PM
  • LB
    Champion November 2016
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    We had a naked cake. It was abosolutely delicious (menu added for cake description Smiley smile ) !

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  • Melissa
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    Buttercream for us! Our florist is decorating our cake for us, and we love the sleek look of white cake with flowers, but we actually want people to, you know, eat it, so fondant was a NO THANK YOU lol

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  • Andrea
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    We are doing buttercream as well. Fondant looks pretty, but it's a big nope from us as well:-)
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  • Ashley
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    Buttercream for us! I am not a fan of fondant, looks pretty but it has no flavor.

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  • Ingrid
    Super September 2018
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    BUTTERCREAM! Not only does it taste the best, but it looks good, too. I personally don't love the naked cake trend, but I do think fondant looks cool (especially in the groom's cake when the cake looks like something else). But for a wedding cake, you can't go wrong with buttercream!

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  • Across The Stars
    Devoted October 2019
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    Buttercream! Just as pretty and tastes way better!
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  • K
    Beginner July 2020
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    We are planning for a buttercream. Most fondants are kind of gross to eat, and taste a lot like weird powdered sugar. A naked cake is fine, just a little more limiting when it comes to cake decorations.

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  • Jen
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    We did buttercream - Love the taste :-)

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  • Nicole
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    None of the above! We're doing a traditional Dominican cake, so we're going to have suspiro which is a meringue. Looks just like buttercream, but the perfect topping for Dominican cakes

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  • Danielle K
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    I have always been a die hard buttercream fan. I don't like the way fondant looks or tastes and the naked cake trend felt like a personal insult since I am a (completely armature) cake decorator from a long line of very good and very professional cake decorators.

    That said, our grooms cake is most likely going to be fondant and although I will never go this far, I keep coming back to the naked cakes because they would look so good with our vibe lol oh well rosettes it is!

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  • SummerBrideInAutumn
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    Buttercream! Fondant looks nice (albeit almost a little TOO perfect), but is nearly inedible. And everyone knows the best part of the cake is the icing! 馃槈
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  • R
    Savvy September 2018
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    Cheesecake.

    LOL, I'm sorry, I know that wasn't an option. Smiley heart

    It was a hit at our wedding though!

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  • JustKidding
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    It was buttercream.

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  • Kaitlyn
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    This is my inspiration! It's more of a semi naked. I wanted some frosting but not a ton!

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  • BrandiWeds18
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    Buttercream...i dont like fondant.

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  • Emily
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    Definitely butter cream!
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  • L
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    Buttercream, I love frosting!
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  • Nicole
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    We did a semi naked cake, but our guests didn鈥檛 eat it because we had a cupcake truck for dessert. But DH and I had some and it was to die for. But with that said, if you love icing you can鈥檛 go wrong with buttercream, I鈥檓 just not a huge icing fan.

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  • Lisa
    Devoted October 2018
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    Buttercream!
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  • WED18
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    Team buttercream!!

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