After the bridal gown we have the wedding cake, which is probably one of the most integral components of the wedding planning phase. It might take days or weeks for the bride to choose the colour and design of her wedding cake. In addition to this, it may take her even longer for her to decide on the frosting to be used for the cake.
This is the main reason why it’s recommended that you seek a reputable baker as he/she will be able to make the right suggestion as to the best frosting for you to choose for your specific cake design. You might have a little experience with cakes, but only those who are fully experienced in decorating cakes will be able to tell you the cons and pros of the numerous frostings. Here are just some of the many different cake frostings that are used today.
Butter cream is an ingredient that is very versatile because it’s suitable for both frosting and filling. Most bakers opt for this frosting because it’s very easy for them to colour it depending primarily on the motif of the wedding. It is also easy for you to use various types of designs with this frosting. The main problem with this frosting is that it melts very easily, especially in places where the temperate is uncontrolled, so watch out for this frosting if you intend to hold your reception outdoors.
If you’ve seen those smooth satin cakes that look perfect even when they are shaped like a flower, gift or anything at all, then it’s more than likely that fondant was used to design it. Fondant is a picture perfect icing that no one will question. However, it doesn’t taste as nice as many of the other icings, with some people feeling that it doesn’t taste nice at all. However, some bakers have devised a method of using butter cream beneath the fondant in order to improve its taste.
This is a baker’s favourite as it has the best taste and it’s capable of looking like fondant icing. Marzipan is made up of crushed almonds, sugar and eggs, making it very nice to eat. However, it can be very expensive to use marzipan, so be prepared to fork out a lot of money.
This is probably the cheapest of all the frostings that you can use for a wedding cake; it’s possible for picture perfect cakes to be produced with this icing, with some of the most intricate designs.