So when should you consider placing an order for a fondant cake?
Fondant based cakes can give you high degree of personalisation. You want to express your feelings or particular thought with the cake. Fondant cakes are the epitome of personalisation and again, design plays a particularly important part in the same. You can be funny, mushy, joyous or kiddie. You can make someone feel special. You can tell your story with a themed fondant cake.
You want the cake to be the showstopper of the party, then a fondant cake is for you. A non-fondant cake can also look spectacular, but the style and design would just be very different, not less. A fondant cake cannot be matched where the intricacy and neatness of the cake is concerned.
In case it’s a kids’ birthday party, you might consider going for a fondant based cake. Kids love fondant. I have seen many of times them fighting among themselves regarding who’s going to get what to eat! Whereas fondant is not such a great hit with the adults.
- You have tasted fondant and you do not like the gummy, candy like taste of fondant. You are NOT a sweets person at all. Though the market is today flooded with high quality non-too-sweet ones, fondant is essentially very high in sugar versus say a buttercream which is very high in fat.
- It is humid and pouring outside! Fondant is weather driven & becomes a pain to work with in the monsoon season. This is because as mentioned before, it is icing sugar and absorbs the high moisture content in the air. Humidity and fondant are lifelong enemies. Constant air conditioning is required at those times for sure. Consider the logistics of transport, storage, etc. while choosing a design.
- You don't have enough time. Most fondant cakes require at least two days to make. You definitely need to plan ahead, if you want to maximize its potential.
- If you have a tight budget because fondant cakes are more expensive than regular cake. Of course, handmade details like characters, human figurines, take hours to make and a baker charges you accordingly. It comes down to the basic question - how important is the cake itself for you and how much budget are you ready to allocate toward it?
Hope this post helps you to make an educated choice next time you are ordering a themed cake.
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