The Battle of the Wedding Cakes: Fondant vs. Traditional?

October 15, 2021

Wedding cakes are more than just beautiful pieces of art; they're traditional and absolutely irresistible! The wedding cake has evolved tremendously over the years, from sticky buns in Europe to the multi-layered confections we know and love today. Keep reading to find out more!

Wedding cakes are more than just beautiful pieces of art; they're traditional and absolutely irresistible! The tradition of wedding cakes has been around for decades, dating back to Rome when they would throw grain at the newlyweds. The wedding cake has evolved tremendously over the years, from sticky buns in Europe to the multi-layered confections we know and love today. No matter how you choose to adorn your cake - you can rest assured it will get eaten! We love cake at The Sutherland wedding venue Wake Forest NC, and we know your guests do too!

For the Love of Cake

When it comes to choosing your wedding cake design and flavors, how will you ever choose? At The Sutherland wedding venue Wake Forest NC, we've seen some of the most gorgeous cakes grace our tables, and with so many flavor combinations to choose from, from the cake itself to the icing, to filling the layers in between - your options are endlessly yummy. When it comes to decorating your cake, you may be wondering if you should go with a more traditional design or something more elaborate and creative. Depending on your desired design will help you determine what icing you should use - fondant or traditional buttercream. Each choice has its pros and cons, and it's a personal preference that only you can decide. Let's discuss!

Buttercream: Traditional

Buttercream is as classic as it gets; this sweet and fluffy frosting is one of the most common ways to decorate your cake and is always a fan favorite. Buttercream isn't too sweet, so you can flavor it almost any way you want to enhance your cake flavor. It's lightweight, so it's pliable enough to be piped on for texture and other effects. The only cons to buttercream are that it can melt under high temperatures and look messy if it's not appropriately decorated or rushed.

Fondant: Breaking Tradition

Fondant is easy to mold, which means you can personalize it almost any way you want. Some of the most elaborate and colorful cakes have been created from fondant, which is why it's one of the most sought-after ways to decorate cakes. Fondant has a smooth and silky finish and it has a dough-like texture that can be used like modeling clay to add dimension to any cake. While fondant doesn't offer a lot of taste, it does help vacuum seal your cake, so it's still good days after the wedding.

The Sutherland | Wedding Venue Wake Forest, NC

Your wedding cake is a small part of your day, but we believe every aspect of your day is important at The Sutherland. Our wedding venue Wake Forest NC is one of the most beautiful event venues in the Triangle area. The Sutherland is a historic estate that features more than six acres of ancient oaks, stately magnolias, and exquisite gardens. It's the perfect location for any event, from weddings to corporate events. Contact us today to book your wedding or next big event in your life!

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