If you will be having cake at your wedding, you will have to meet with your baker at some point. Before you go out and get the baker you want, there are some terms you need to know about wedding cakes that might help you choose the one you want.
Dreamy Cravings cover some of the most common terms that you need to know. These terms mostly refer to the type of icing used on that particular cake.
Fondant is a very popular wedding cake icing preferred by most couples and bakers alike. It is made of sugar, glycerin, gelatin among other features which make a really good base for decoration. Fondant can be rolled into sheets that are wrapped around the cake tiers. Fondant makes your cake look sleek and is very hard making it easy to hold any add-ons you may want on your cake.
Buttercream is preferred by most couples as it is one of the most affordable icing for wedding cakes. Besides being affordable, buttercream is creamy, sweet and very smooth. This makes it easy to cut and at the same time perfect for use with different cake flavors. Buttercream is made using real butter and you need to be comfortable with using that on your wedding cake.
Whipped cream is not very well-known compared to the two mentioned above but it is still used by many wedding cake bakers. Whipped cream has a very soft texture and is very light, this makes it appealing to most bakers. If you are going to get this kind of cake, make sure you are dealing with a baker who can deliver it to you on your wedding day as it will need to be stored in the right environment so as not to lose shape.
Spun Sugar and Pastillage
Spun sugar as you might have guessed it is a decorative icing made from sugar. It is caramelized and turned into strands to make decorations such as bows. Pastillage is also made out of sugar and looks more like paste. It is much harder that spun sugar when it is dry.
Royal icing is smooth when applied and hardens when left to dry. This makes it one of the most popular icings used for decorations. It is never a good idea to have the entire cake covered by royal icing as the portions you cover it with will be more than enough.
Dreamy Cravings can help you pick the right icing depending on your cake design, wedding venue, season and other factors.