I'm getting married next year and my nan has kindly offered to make us a cake. She'd really like to make a fruit cake as that's what she's good at. I've explained that many people aren't keen on fruit cake nowadays so not to make a huge one (will supplement with other sponges etc) but was wondering how we could ice it to make it a bit more modern. I'm not an expert baker haven't got a clue but prefer the taste and style of buttercream, but guessing this wouldn't taste great on a fruit cake?
I wouldn't use buttercream on a fruit cake I'm afraid. Buttercream doesn't last that long whereas a fruit cake could last for years. Some people if they don't like marzipan have two layers of fondant icing instead, and once it's iced you can't tell any difference to that and a sponge cake. Is she decorating it too, or are you?