Originally Posted by mharrisdtoys
I have a bride that hates buttercream and fondant but picked a cake that has very smooth icing. I always use the viva method on my buttercream and have never tried anything else. Any recommendations on recipes?
Did she say she hates ALL types of buttercream? She may be talking about ABC rather than all types of BC. If she's ok with another type of BC, SMBC/IMBC may be your next best bet (I see you're in TX so that might not even work) But even S/IMBC can be an acquired taste for some. Maybe ganache? I'm not sure how you're going to get any of them to look like fondant though.
I think you're going to have to sit this bride down and explain to her that she might have to choose between having a certain 'look' for her cake and a certain 'taste.' Sometimes cake civilians don't get how different icing media work on a cake.