AKA_cupcakeshoppe Posted 12 Apr 2011 , 8:31am
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How about we start a thread featureing all the gorgeous cakes decorated only with buttercream? I think we had a thread like this before but I can't find it.

Here's one of my faves by SeriousCakes http://cakecentral.com/gallery/1294391

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KFG Posted 12 Apr 2011 , 3:04pm
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What are the chances of a buttercream wedding cake in July in Michigan . . . at a outdooor wedding. My daughter amd the groom both HATE fondant. I sense disater. icon_cry.gif

Mfattore Posted 12 Apr 2011 , 3:07pm
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I work at a 5 star wedding venue in my area banquet serving. We never cut and serve the fondant anyway as a policy. It gets peeled off the cake and tossed. Check with your venue, you may just put a nice buttercream layer under the fondant and the no one will ever have to eat it. If they don't like the look of fondant, then I have no suggestions.

cakeandpartygirl Posted 12 Apr 2011 , 3:17pm
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I work at a 5 star wedding venue in my area banquet serving. We never cut and serve the fondant anyway as a policy. It gets peeled off the cake and tossed. Check with your venue, you may just put a nice buttercream layer under the fondant and the no one will ever have to eat it. If they don't like the look of fondant, then I have no suggestions.




Just curious why is that the policy? icon_redface.gif

Mfattore Posted 12 Apr 2011 , 3:58pm
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I think because its easier to cut and plate up neatly without the fondant. We have a lot of weird policies.

Mb20fan Posted 12 Apr 2011 , 4:10pm
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Unless I've overlooked it, I'd love to see a gallery of JUST buttercream cakes. In my OWN personal opinion, I believe it's harder and takes more talent to make buttercream appear as smooth as fondant. Don't get me wrong, there is certainly an art involved with covering in fondant, but it seems easier and there appears to be more room for error and such. A smooth buttercream surface with nice clean, crisp edges and corners is so challenging and rewarding to accomplish and just ... breathtaking to me. I HOPE to get good at that one day...
ImageImageImage AGAIN...just my PERSONAL opinion.

Sugar_N_Spice_Cakes Posted 12 Apr 2011 , 4:12pm
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Here is a picture of MY favorite BC only cake. (I know it isn't quite what you were looking for, but my baby made it!)
http://cakecentral.com/gallery/1702312

Mfattore Posted 12 Apr 2011 , 4:12pm
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I totally agree. I work with both but I need to work on my buttercream skills. I give cakes as gifts a lot but no one seems to want buttercream so I am using fondant. I wish I wasn't trying to lose weight or I would make practice cakes to eat!

Jacscakes213 Posted 12 Apr 2011 , 4:23pm
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http://cakecentral.com/gallery/1988761

This is my first all bc tiered cake......boy did I learn a lot about where I need to sharpen my skills.....I did this for a friend at work birthday/ going away party ......PP is definitely right...all bc is definitely a bigger challenge.....imo

sweetmonkeycheese Posted 12 Apr 2011 , 4:30pm

I love BC only ckaes, they are the best in my book!!!

I love so many here is a great one! jungle animals, wow

http://cakecentral.com/gallery/1978199

sweetmonkeycheese Posted 12 Apr 2011 , 4:35pm

I dont this these are ALL BC only, But lots of BC used and great boarders - anything by Cakery

http://cakecentral.com/gallery/user/Cakery/

KatsSuiteCakes Posted 12 Apr 2011 , 4:35pm

http://cakecentral.com/gallery/1710201

I love buttercream cakes. I struggle with fondant, and have a lot more fun with buttercream. Still haven't mastered roses though.

sweetmonkeycheese Posted 12 Apr 2011 , 4:36pm

I just copied this cake (mine no where as good as this one) Girly Monster cake - even the eyes are BC!!!

http://cakecentral.com/gallery/1880929

sweetmonkeycheese Posted 12 Apr 2011 , 4:37pm

A great beach, sunset, palm tree -

http://cakecentral.com/gallery/1314008

jones5cm Posted 12 Apr 2011 , 4:38pm
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Originally Posted by KFG

What are the chances of a buttercream wedding cake in July in Michigan . . . at a outdooor wedding. My daughter amd the groom both HATE fondant. I sense disater. icon_cry.gif




Not necessarily a disaster...did it last summer; it's in my photos (the wedding cake with blue hydrainges). All butter cream and live/cut flowers - the bride did not care for the taste nor the look of fondant. I used a crusting BC and it held up in the heat just fine (AND the layers were filled as well).

sweetmonkeycheese Posted 12 Apr 2011 , 4:41pm

this is a cupcake, but still.. Xmas

http://cakecentral.com/gallery/1289330

jenng1482 Posted 12 Apr 2011 , 5:04pm

Here is one of mine buttercram only cakes. The horse is a FBCT
http://cakecentral.com/gallery/1644070

jenng1482 Posted 12 Apr 2011 , 5:07pm
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Originally Posted by sweetmonkeycheese

I love BC only ckaes, they are the best in my book!!!

I love so many here is a great one! jungle animals, wow

http://cakecentral.com/gallery/1978199




Wow! That is impressive

sweetmonkeycheese Posted 12 Apr 2011 , 5:17pm

I like this one, bright colors and BC, Scooby doo van

http://cakecentral.com/gallery/1855354

sweetmonkeycheese Posted 12 Apr 2011 , 5:18pm

Thomas the train cake

http://cakecentral.com/gallery/1842544

sweetmonkeycheese Posted 12 Apr 2011 , 5:20pm

BC and FBCT - Wild things

http://cakecentral.com/gallery/1909870

sweetmonkeycheese Posted 12 Apr 2011 , 5:23pm

ok, the rubber duck is not bc (its a rubber ducky) but the rest is bc

http://cakecentral.com/gallery/1933924

sweetmonkeycheese Posted 12 Apr 2011 , 5:24pm

b-day cake for a boy and a girl

http://cakecentral.com/gallery/1933277

i think it's all bc

debbief Posted 12 Apr 2011 , 5:25pm

Here's one of my very few bc cakes. Well it's iced in bc only...but that's the hard part icon_biggrin.gif Fondant decorations. I usually only cover in fondant. Agreed, there's lots more room for error!

http://cakecentral.com/gallery/1806766

sweetmonkeycheese Posted 12 Apr 2011 , 5:25pm

pull apart mickey mouse cupcakes - super great

http://cakecentral.com/gallery/1443056

sweetmonkeycheese Posted 12 Apr 2011 , 5:28pm

all of mine are BC, minus the last cake I did wh/ had fondant (my 1st time using it)

KSMill Posted 12 Apr 2011 , 5:35pm
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Originally Posted by KFG

What are the chances of a buttercream wedding cake in July in Michigan . . . at a outdooor wedding. My daughter amd the groom both HATE fondant. I sense disater. icon_cry.gif




This is a link to a buttercream cake I did for August of last year - outdoor wedding and reception in lower Michigan. It's possible to do, but care has to be taken.

http://cakecentral.com/gallery/1724153

sweetmonkeycheese Posted 12 Apr 2011 , 5:44pm
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Originally Posted by KSMill

Quote:
Originally Posted by KFG

What are the chances of a buttercream wedding cake in July in Michigan . . . at a outdooor wedding. My daughter amd the groom both HATE fondant. I sense disater. icon_cry.gif



This is a link to a buttercream cake I did for August of last year - outdoor wedding and reception in lower Michigan. It's possible to do, but care has to be taken.

http://cakecentral.com/gallery/1724153




really pretty

buttercuppie Posted 12 Apr 2011 , 5:46pm

I delivered this cake on Labor Day weekend last year...my van broke down so I had to borrow my brother's car...which barely fit the cake (my mom complained the entire way because she was holding it it the back and took some meds on the way home). And my brother's car has dark tints so I had to be careful of cops...and I couldn't see driving back at night!

Thank God traffic was light both ways.

http://cakecentral.com/gallery/1802884

carmijok Posted 12 Apr 2011 , 6:07pm

All my cakes are buttercream only...with fondant and gumpaste decor. My most recent was a copy of a fondant cake from a CC'er on this site...only hers was fondant and I used buttercream and hand painted the leopard spots on that. It was fun.

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