Wedding Cake Icing
Wedding Cake Icing will either make or break your cake:
It may sound a little bit straight forward but that is a FACT! What will make your cake beautiful is of course what is visible. It is wise to know what kind of icing to go for. Besides, you don't want your cake icing to melt while holding the wedding at the beach, right? So let's set things into perspective. There are several different types of wedding cake icing available and what you choose will definitely affect that kind of finish your cake will have and what kind of decorations can be put on it.
The most common and by far the frosting most used on traditional wedding cakes is buttercream. This creamy, light frosting is made with sugar, butter and eggs and can easily be flavored or colored. Buttercream is so popular because it can be used to make a wide range of beautiful designs and decorations which could also be used as filling. Not to mention, inexpensive!
Chocolate fondant Icing
A frosting that is quickly gaining in favor is rolled chocolate – otherwise called chocolate fondant, chocolate plastic or plastique. Chocolate is melted with glycerin or corn syrup to create this lovely covering that is being used more and more often for wedding cakes.
And of course, one of the trendiest and most versatile frosting currently being used by cake designers everywhere is the fondant or rolled fondant icing. Made from glucose or corn syrup and shortening, fondant not only holds up well under most conditions, but it can also give a shimmery look that adds extra dazzle to a wedding cake - making it tasty, admirable and beautiful.