Buttercream Versus Fondant?

Business By Denelly666 Updated 23 Aug 2009 , 10:16pm by venuscakes

Denelly666 Posted 23 Aug 2009 , 12:38pm
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I know that fondant is much more fashionable at the moment but I don't really like the taste and I have much more skill in buttercream. Do most professional cake decorators work in one or the other, or a mix of both? What percent of your weekly business ends up being fondant versus buttercream? I used to work in a cake shop but at that time fondant cakes were unheard of and I am thinking of opening my own shop soon. Have taken great fondant and gumpaste class with Colette Peters but don't get the opportunity to practice much since I am not currently in that business.

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leah_s Posted 23 Aug 2009 , 2:20pm
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The vast majority of my orders are bc base with fondant embellishments. Best of both worlds.

cylstrial Posted 23 Aug 2009 , 5:40pm
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I think knowing both is a good idea! That way you don't have to say to no to fondant cake when the bride wants fondant and vice versa.

venuscakes Posted 23 Aug 2009 , 10:16pm
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99% of my cakes are decorated with fondant but then it is a bit different here in the UK. That is generally what people want with a few requesting butter cream cos they don't like fondant.

I much prefer to work in fondant but then I guess it depends on what you are used to.

Great that you did a Colette Peters course, I love her cakes!


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