Just reading a lot of the posts and from some of the questions I have asked . Would I be correct in saying that fondant is mostly for looks and if your after taste use BC. Just curious...again
Yes and no. People on this sight have done some pretty amazing things with BC. It's preference, and versitality. You can do many things with fondant that you can't with BC. It depends on your taste and what your trying to accomplish. Others may feel different though.
When I am working with fondant, I always do the buttercream with a very strong flavor, because the people didn't eat the fondant, only the buttercream, for me fondant is only for a nice look.....
Who cares!!! if the client likes the look and the guests eat the cake, why does it matter? it's all about putting the best product you can out
If you use a really good fondant like Fondx or Satin Ice you will have a good taste especially if you flavor it. I love both, fondant & a good BC.
Being a 100% BC decorator, I say BC is for taste AND looks!
Being another 100% BC decorator, I say BC is for taste ...AND.... looks, also.
If you are going strictly on taste, I think the only coverature that surpasses bc is white chocolate fondant...Yum! You will get absolutely great flavor and true versatility. Alas, the only real drawback is the cost.
I have found if you use Fondx which tastes like marshmallow or Satin Ice which tastes like BC you get both looks and taste.
Yeah, if you use a good fondant, then its not just for looks
I love Satin Ice...the chocolate tastes like tootsie roll to me...mmmmm
I, too, love the taste of Satin Ice, but don't like the feel with cake. Its a texture thing for me!
You know, I have become pretty much a strict fondant decorator (mmf). There has only been one person that has ate my cakes that did not like the mmf and took it off the cake and only ate bc. In my area, the only fondant people have ever tried was Wilton (even those people are few and far between) and are so pleased with the taste of mmf. I can't stand any fondant off a cake - but on a cake it tastes good to me!
You are kind of right though - some people have a very distinct look in mind that only fondant can achieve. And there are more bc lovers than fondant lovers taste wise.
Hope that answers your question.
I always put a good thick layer of BC under my Fondx so everyone gets the best of both worlds.