I prepared 2 separate layers of white butter cake, one frosted with a thick layer of vanilla buttercream and covered in white fondant. The second layer frosted with strawberry buttercream and decorated with fresh cut strawberries. This was my first time using fondant, and I gotta say, it was way too easy! And the bride-to-be loved it. Since it's a summer wedding on the beach, fondant would be the best cake frosting to work with. Buttercream may run the risk of glossing up and melting away, and this may lead to a sagging cake.
The final tiered cake will of course be many times more splendid than these sample cakes, and will involve all these flavors with Abby's hot hot pink theme. I can't wait till then! I'll keep you posted on the "Projet de gâteau '09!"