Which Wedding cake is Best For A Summer Wedding?

Photographers in Goa: Digital creations | Bridal makeup in Goa: Swizel | mc in goa: Neil Mckenzie

When I started making wedding cakes in Goa back in the late 1980’s, fondant was rarely spoken of. It was primarily used in England, or British influenced countries, to cover fruitcake as a wedding cake. It was not until Martha Stewart fell in love with the the smooth porcelain look of fondant did it become a regular thing here. Wedding Cakes with fondant appeared in the pages of Weddings and not soon after onto the cake tables at weddings across our land. Up until that point we mostly decorated with buttercream, or when pressed, whipped cream. It was the type of frosting that kids like me grew up with, and it was the only thing we equated icing to. There are several different types of buttercream, and not all are that gritty, “hurt your teeth” variety that you get from the corner bakery. In fact, our buttercream is as light as a whipped cream, but holds up far better. Somewhere along the line someone suggested that Fondant is a better answer for a warm summer wedding, due to it’s inability to melt compared to it’s buttery cousin. Immediately this set me into a tailspin for two very good reasons. The first reason is that I come from a “food eating”, rather than a “food looking at”, background. As pretty as fondant is- and I admit I do love the look of it- dense sugar paste does not make my belly sing. It’s super sweet and dense, and most people don’t care to eat it. The second reason is the better reason. When it comes to the durability of a wedding cake, the ambient temperature of the environment is indeed important. A room that is kept at a typical temperature, say, 70˚-75˚ makes for a very comfortable place for the cake too. And that’s exactly how it is. If the room is comfortable for you, it’s comfortable for the cake. If you’re having a garden wedding in July and the temperature reaches the upper 90’s, well darlin’, you’ve got bigger problems than just the cake! Unless you plan on making your guests melt into puddles, you would be offering air conditioning. – See more at: http://www.royalkazaar.com

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