whipped cream frosting on a wedding cake

All the wedding cakes I see in the magazines and food network are either fondant or buttercream. I'm kind of thinking about having whipped cream frosting on my cake. Is there a reason why I don't see very many cakes with whipped cream frosting?
Posted on May 3, 2007 at 11:53 am
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I think because of the way it'll hold up for the day. Fondant and buttercream are heavy enough to stay in place, but whipped cream can shift and it won't hold the decorations as well. But I know what you mean, I love whipped cream over fondant or buttercream.
Posted on May 3, 2007 at 12:50 pm
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whipped cream frosting tastes great especially after a heavy meal (because it's so light). It needs refridgeration though, so keep that in mind. If your wedding is outdoor, then definitely get a fondant cake because ganache, buttercream frosting, and whipped cream frosting will likely melt.
Posted on May 3, 2007 at 5:55 pm
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I agree with the previous posts. If you have an indoor wedding, then totally go for the whipped cream frosting. :)
Posted on May 4, 2007 at 4:01 am
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I loooove whipped cream frosting too. I'd say there are three conditions to having this type of frosting for a wedding cake. 1. As pp mentioned, you have to have an air-conditioned indoor environment, for sure. 2. Because whipped cream is so delicate, you can't a whole mess of decorations, as they'll just kind of sink and look messy on the cake. 3. As it is so delicate, this frosting does not keep easily, so your baker might have an idea of how long it will last before it starts to kind of soften and slide. With that said, I'd say yours will be an amazingly delicious cake!
Posted on May 5, 2007 at 6:41 pm
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Whipped cream will "melt" whereas fondant and buttercream will last longer. I had fresh whipped cream frosting on my 3" individual mini cakes because I don't like fondant and buttercream, plus I didn't have the cakes outdoor, so the whipped cream was alright.
Posted on May 8, 2007 at 8:34 pm

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