Wedding is a major event for many of us. On such a significant occasion we want everything to be perfect. Then how can we neglect the wedding cake? Deciding the type and flavor of the wedding cake can be confusing. Taste, appearance, and texture of your wedding cake depend upon the type of frosting you choose. Therefore we have compiled the list of different kinds of frostings available to help you select the best.
Buttercream Wedding Cake Icing
Buttercream consists of ingredients like powdered sugar, butter, and flavorings. Cakes prepared from genuine butter should be stored in a cool place or refrigerated to protect decorations from melting and dripping. Buttercream delivers the best value for each slice. It has a creamy and smooth texture and is not too sweet. It is soft which makes it easy to cut and use for a variety of decorations on top of the cake.
This frosting consists of sugar, egg whites, and flavoring. It has a smooth creamy texture that has the ability to withstand heat. This frosting makes cake appropriate for beach weddings but is time-consuming and quite expensive than others.
Mousseline buttercream frosting has egg yolks, sugar syrup, and unsalted butter as its main ingredients. It has the most luxurious, smooth and velvety texture and is superior to sugar powdered frosting.
Whipped Cream Frosting
Heavily whipped cream, powdered sugar, and flavoring are the ingredient that makes the whipped cream frosting. This frosting is light and very delicate which makes it susceptible to warmth and humidity. Therefore refrigerate this cake and take it out at the last minute for cutting ceremony. You can ask the baker to add stabilizer such as cornstarch so that you can display the cake on your reception.
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Ganache is made from melted chocolate and heavy cream. It is prepared by heating cream and pouring over dark and semi-sweet chocolate. It is stirred by adding liqueur or flavor until smooth. Change the ratio of cream to chocolate for different consistencies depending upon the purpose and the atmosphere where it is intended to be served. It gives nice shiny glaze to cakes and cookies. Whip and cool the ganache for light and fluffy texture before frosting.
Naked Wedding Cakes
These cakes have no icing and frosting on the outside. They are plain cakes which have fruit fillings or frostings in between. Naked wedding cakes are decorated with natural elements like flowers and fruits and sprinkled with sugar dust.