Q&A – Fondant vs Buttercream
I often get questions similar to this one regarding the difference between fondant & buttercream:
Which one do you recommend (fondant vs buttercream) based on appearance plus taste? I’m not sure what the difference is between fondant & buttercream. I believe the fondant looks better. Does it taste better too? I think buttercream might be really sweet. Also, what would you do with the inside of the cake? Would there be a filling?
Fondant tastes sort of like marshmallows – it’s sweet. I always cover my cakes in vanilla buttercream first, and then put the rolled fondant on top – so you get the best of both worlds :)! Fondant looks really smooth which is why we use it a lot. Some people really like the taste, and those who don’t generally peel it off.
My cakes are two layers of cake with a thick layer of buttercream filling in the middle. For fillings we can do vanilla, hazelnut, chocolate, raspberry, peanut butter, oreos and cream… just to name a few!
Related to the fondant theme, we often get questions similar to this one below:
Can I ask what fondant you use or do you make your own? I always made my own but lately been having problems with cracking and I am trying to decide whether I should make it or buy it.
At Pink Cake Box almost everything is made onsite including our buttercream and all our cake flavors. However we do not make our own fondant – we’ve had good success with Satin Ice Fondant which we use for all our cakes, cupcakes & cookies. Customers like the taste and we also find it easy to work with.
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