Icing on the Cake6:24 PM
Wedding cake can be the perfect finish to an amazing day. It could even be called the icing on the cake, and that's exactly what we're discussing today- icing. Such a sweet topic can provide an unpleasant experience, if certain things aren't taken into consideration. Below are a few types of icing and what makes each unique.
1. Buttercream- A blend of butter, cream, sugar, and vanilla that is the simplest icing to prepare. It a favorite by many because of its delicious taste. It is not recommended for outdoor weddings because it can not withstand heat. Even if your wedding is inside, a cake with buttercream icing can not be left out for a long period of time.
2. Fondant- A mixture of sugar, water, and cream of tartar that cooked, cooled, and kneaded until it is pliable. It provides a clean finish on cakes. It is known to have an unpleasant chewy taste. It can hold up in all temperature conditions, making it a great choice for outdoor weddings.
3. Royal- A combination of egg whites, confectioner's sugar, and a few drops of lemon juice make royal icing. It hardens when dry and is often used to create flowers and other decorations on cakes. It is a favored icing at grocery store bakeries. Its texture is crunchy and very sweet.
4. Marzipan- Made of hardened almond paste, sugar, and sometimes unbeated egg whites, marzipan is typically used for decorations. Most often seen as ribbons on wedding cakes.
5. Meringue- A mixture of stiffly beaten egg whites and granulated sugar that will not work unless the sugar is completely dissolved (add small amounts at a time). It is often seen atop lemon meringue pie, but can be used on cakes. Like buttercream, it can not withstand very much heat.
Royal Icing Flowers
Marzipan Leaves & Acorns
(Images: 1- Sedona Wedding Cakes 2- The Caketress 3- Brides Magazine 4- Unknown 5- Brides Magazine)
Happy Planning & God Bless!