Cake decorating ideas without fondant
January 11, 2011 8:08 AM Subscribe
I am looking for a cake decorating book that does not use fondant (except for things like flowers on top of the cake). I despise the taste of fondant and refuse to cover the entire cake with a layer of it just to have a smooth surface. Buttercream and royal icing, and ideally -- but not necessarily -- also gum paste.
posted by jeather to Food & Drink (6 answers total) 9 users marked this as a favorite
I'd call myself intermediate, but would be happy with an advanced book. I do not need any cake recipes, but don't mind if there are a few, as long as it isn't half the book. I'd like more focus on cakes and less focus on cupcakes or cookies. But really, anything where there are no (or almost no -- vast minority) examples of cakes entirely covered with a sheet of fondant is fine. Any little fondant animals are fine.
I'd like to avoid Wilton. I want instructions on how to make the flowers (I can do some, but not all, and I like text better than youtube) and some sample cakes, if possible.