During any cake tasting/consultation, the subject of fondant comes up. Typically, the statement...I don't like fondant. begins this discussion. My response is always...most people don't eat it, it's only there to protect the cake, keep it fresh, and of course, to provide a beautiful smooth finish to decorate. I also explain that I use Satin Ice Fondant, which is slightly more expensive than other fondants, but is the best tasting, if someone did decide to eat it. (actually, a lot of guests eat it, and love it, but brides and grooms to-be will never buy this story)
I then explain that I always apply a thick layer of butter cream to the exterior of all my cakes, to allow each bite to slide deliciously off the fondant with each bite. Our climate here in Arizona, and the unpredictable temperatures, rarely allow the display of a butter cream covered cake outside.
This wedding was the exception. A late afternoon, early evening ceremony, a cool day, and a shady spot at the venue, made up the perfect set of circumstances for this trio of non-fondant, butter cream cakes topped with fresh roses. I especially loved the little felt birds as the bride and groom.
Image Industry for the beautiful images.