My cousin and I were trying to figure out what kind of frosting this could be. She has a friend from Virginia who is requesting a sweet, but hard frosting on a cake.
The only kind we could think of would be royal icing. Anyone know if it's a different kind or what it is that is common in Virginia????
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Could it be rolled fondant? The only spreadable frosting that is hard is Royal Icing, unless it is a crusting buttercream she means which goes hard on the surface. Or could it be meringue? Probably best to speak to the friend directly to find out what she means.
could be ganache. could be super crusted (or just refridgerated) bc.
We don't have a picture of a cake like that. Her friend said most cakes she's had growing up in Virginia are with a hard, very sweet frosting.
I was thinking either royal icing or a rolled fondant. That's all the information we have!
I would think crusting BC. If it's fondant, you can ask her if it was chewy but I doubt that's what she "grew up with".
Maybe ganache but I still find that hard to believe.
Could it be like a poured fondant or glaze. that would be like what you would put on petit-fours.