I'm having a wedding in the fall and my future husband isn't a big fan of cake but I did find something he's okay with. Spice cake with cream cheese icing! It's going to be a small three tier, nothing big and decorative. However, all the bakers I've talked to says pound cake is sturdier and easier to work with. The cake will fall apart because it's soft. Cream cheese icing can't be colored and doesn't hold up well on a cake like buttercream.
What am I to do? Is this true or is it something I could maybe work with to get the cake I want? I see how to's and things on the internet that say differently about the type of cake I'm trying to get. I'm so confused.
Spice cake is fine. Cream cheese icing, unless it's specifically formulated to not need refrigeration is a really bad idea for wedding cakes. Dairy products like cream cheese can only be out of refrigeration for four hours. Not long enough to be decorated and on display.
I'm trying to avoid using buttercream so could I use whipped topping maybe instead of icing at all then? I heard fondant wasn't too tasty.