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Do you think fondant is over used?

post #1 of 87
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Do you think Fondant is over used on too many cakes these days? icon_confused.gif
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post #2 of 87
hmmm not really no.
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post #3 of 87
YES !!!!
post #4 of 87
I don't think so either. But I don't do buttercream cakes...I guess I'm partial.
post #5 of 87
i like BC and fondant for different reasons LOL
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post #6 of 87
not really I like fondant and buttercream both have their place
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post #7 of 87
Nope, in the UK and in most of Europe, buttercream decorated cakes would be considered kinda freakish and unusual!!! I have a large Expat customer base (including Americans), so I do whatever they want, but Crisco buttercream will NEVER enter my repitoire BLEURGH!!!!! I only use butter in mine and warn of the potential disasters in the summer months hahahaha!
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post #8 of 87
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Originally Posted by Tona

not really I like fondant and buttercream both have their place


i definitely agree! icon_biggrin.gif
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post #9 of 87
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Originally Posted by Tona

not really I like fondant and buttercream both have their place



totally agree! i love 'em both icon_biggrin.gif
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post #10 of 87
NEVER!!
post #11 of 87
Nope....I'm afraid I'm a fondant lover too!!! icon_biggrin.gif
post #12 of 87
i happen to love the way fondant looks and you can do some amazing things with it. i, however, do not like the way it tastes, so bc will always have a place with me too.

Where i'm from, you don't see much fondant, unless it's custom cake work and most people don't go that route (it's usually homemade or grocery store bc cakes) so fondant is still a totally cool thing for most.
post #13 of 87
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Originally Posted by cupcakeshoppe

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Originally Posted by Tona

..... fondant and buttercream both have their place


i definitely agree! icon_biggrin.gif



As a 100% buttercream decorator, I also agree with these statements. Even tho' I dont' use fondant, I can see the benefit of it for some designs. I personally, dont' like the look of fondant in most applications ..... however I've seen some masterful designs made with it that are incredible.

I'm just starting to explore fondant (and I even made a gumpaste rose once!) ..... but I'll probably always be primarily a BC decorator.

I completely agree with Kerry Vincent who said "We MUST preserve the art of Buttercream!" and how she is dismayed when "....young people throw some material in a mold, stick it on a cake and think that makes them a decorator....."

My cake supply shop is always trying to convince me to go fondant "...because it's so much easier". I ask them, "If it's easier then how come folks charge more becuase of the extra work involved?" icon_lol.gif
post #14 of 87
I THINK FONDANT IS GREAT TO LOOK AT BUT I DON'T REALLY LIKE THE TASTE. I HAVE SEEN SOME BUTTERCREAM CAKES THAT LOOK LIKE FONDANT WHEN WORKED RIGHT. PERSONALLY I WOULD MUCH RATHER CONSUME SOMETHING I ENJOY THAN SOMETHING THAT JUST LOOKS GOOD BUT DOESN'T PLEASE ME. I DO USE FONDANT FOR FLOWERS AND OTHER DECORATIONS BUT THE CAKE IS ALWAYS FROSTED IN BUTTERCREAM.
post #15 of 87
I think that people have an idea that you can do anything with a cake when they see fondant. They love the look but don't want to pay the price but want you to be able to do the same using buttercream which is a little frustrating. I do both buttercream and fondant although most of my orders are buttercream. I agree that buttercream is much more challenging than fondant. But I think they each have their uses.
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