mharrisdtoys Posted 12 May 2012 , 4:47am
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I have a bride that hates buttercream and fondant but picked a cake that has very smooth icing. I always use the viva method on my buttercream and have never tried anything else. Any recommendations on recipes?

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AivaCake Posted 12 May 2012 , 5:07am
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What about a whipped frosting? It will not crust, but is easy to smooth since its so fluffy. It a great piping frosting, though, and I'd be so nervous for it to weap in any heat! What does she hate about buttercream?

Evoir Posted 12 May 2012 , 6:48am
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If she has picked a smooth icing as the ideal 'look' for her cake, then that icing is the end product she should be getting. I would encourage her to peel off the fondant or IMBC or SMBC or ABC etc on HER slice and enjoy the cake/ganache/filling combo underneath! Because that's how I make my cakes. You need to be 100% confident with using a different product, method, technique or recipe. Have you thought about how a different icing would combine with your usual cakes?

If I still have an odd request for something that may or may not exist, then I am afraid I would be saying no to this particular client.

vgcea Posted 12 May 2012 , 9:01pm
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Originally Posted by mharrisdtoys

I have a bride that hates buttercream and fondant but picked a cake that has very smooth icing. I always use the viva method on my buttercream and have never tried anything else. Any recommendations on recipes?



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Did she say she hates ALL types of buttercream? She may be talking about ABC rather than all types of BC. If she's ok with another type of BC, SMBC/IMBC may be your next best bet (I see you're in TX so that might not even work) But even S/IMBC can be an acquired taste for some. Maybe ganache? I'm not sure how you're going to get any of them to look like fondant though.

I think you're going to have to sit this bride down and explain to her that she might have to choose between having a certain 'look' for her cake and a certain 'taste.' Sometimes cake civilians don't get how different icing media work on a cake.

DeniseNH Posted 12 May 2012 , 10:47pm
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Try out Italian Meringue Buttercream. It's a tad yellow because of the butter in it but you can get it pretty white with Wilton whitener a toothpick tip of violet color and by substituting high ratio shortening for one of the three sticks of butter. Just delivered a cake with that icing on it.

unctoothlady Posted 13 May 2012 , 1:11am
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I was going to suggest SMBC or IMBC too! You can get those VERY smooth! icon_biggrin.gif

cubbycakes Posted 13 May 2012 , 2:52am
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What about ganache?

unctoothlady Posted 13 May 2012 , 3:31am
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Or even covering the cake with white modeling chocolate. It can be rolled out like fondant.

mharrisdtoys Posted 14 May 2012 , 2:30pm
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Thanks for all of the responses. Is Italian Buttercream crusting or not? I love the viva method to smooth.

vgcea Posted 14 May 2012 , 3:46pm

Non crusting.

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