The icing on the cake

03/30/2009 3:45 PM

10/19/2011 5:42 PM

Buttercream or cream cheese: This delectable frosting gets votes for the best tasting, but it does not stand up well in the heat. For a summer or outdoor wedding, you may want to consider other options.

Fondant: This icing is rolled out and applied to various tiers of cake. It holds up wonderfully in heat, in addition to having a crisp, clean look.

Gum paste or marzipan: Ever wonder what those gorgeous fruits, flowers and decorations on cakes are made from? These icings have a hard finish that allows them to keep their structure while also being edible, like a special candy.

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