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7 Ratings

It was a wonderful experience. There were vendors there for anything and everything you need to prepare for your special day! Thank you Groupon for the wonderful savings!
Kim W. · February 17, 2016
Great experience, great vendors and ideas, sampling foods and cakes great price of admission
Jackie W. · February 16, 2016
Go! Go, and have fun! Stay for the bridal show, eat cake, talk to the vendors. Enjoy the pre-wedding experience!
Lucinda A. · February 16, 2016

What You'll Get


Choose Between Two Options

  • $15 for Wedding Experience Tickets for two people valid February 14, 2016 ($30 value)
  • $29 for Wedding Experience Tickets for four people valid February 14, 2016 ($60 value)

Buttercream: A Piece-of-Cake Frosting

The frostings here don’t just look pretty—they’re also sweet, rich, and creamy. Read on to find out what goes into a perfect buttercream.

Sure, things like spices, fruit, and chocolate are nice, but the irresistible power of most desserts flows in large part from fat and sugar. In fact, that’s all you need to make a buttercream frosting. The “cream” part of the name comes not from the dairy product but from the mixing method: for a basic version, you vigorously blend—or cream—a source of fat into powdered sugar. Margarine and shortening may not taste as rich as butter, but their higher melting point can be an advantage, since the frosting will hold up better under heat.

Buttercreams of the World

Whether you get more complex than that depends on the style you’re working in. French buttercream starts with a thick sugar syrup, which is whipped into a mixture of egg yolks and butter, making for a thick, spreadable meringue. For an airier texture, Italians use beaten egg whites instead, and Swiss meringue buttercream takes the shortcut of whisking the sugar and egg whites together over heat. Some recipes may even call for milk, depending on the consistency desired, and any variety can serve as a filling between cake layers or the mortar of your buildings in a gingerbread earthquake scene.

Bonus Points

  • French buttercreams tend to be least prone to separation because of the natural emulsifiers (substances that help fat and water mix) found in egg yolks.
  • Bakers have a trick for producing ultra-smooth buttercream surfaces: the “crumb layer,” which is created by chilling the frosted cake before adding a second layer of frosting to even things out.

The Fine Print


Promotional value expires Feb 14, 2016. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as gift. Limit 1 per visit. Valid only for option purchased. All goods or services must be used by the same person. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

About Richmond Wedding Experience


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