A friend wants me to make this cake or something similar
However, she doesn't like fondant or buttercream and wants me to do it in whipped frosting. I've never done a decorative cake with whipped frosting. Do you think it would look as nice as this one and smooth as nicely?
I'm going to see if she would at least let me do the accents in fondant, but if she doesn't want it done that way will I be able to use the whipped frosting to pipe those accents?
Any other suggestions would be great.
If you're talking Bettercreme, Frostin' Pride, or Pastry Pride, no, I can't see it looking as good (crisp edges, especially) as the photo. Also, fondant accents tend to melt and run on whipped frosting because of the water in the frosting.
Personally, I would prefer fondant for the best look and ease of covering, but buttercream would obviously work, too, but take much longer to make look as good.