Icing – refers to the covering of the cake.
The most common choices for wedding cakes are the following:
- Buttercream – the icing that is soft and creamy in texture but may not be the right choice for outdoor weddings where heat is a factor
- Fondant – the icing that is clay-like in consistency, can be molded, and has a better sense of durability even in outdoor events.
- Foam icing – such as meringue or marshmallow icing
There are other types of icing such as ganache (usually for chocolate cakes), royal icing, flat icing, whipped cream icing, and cream cheese frosting.