Four Seasons asked me to send in a picture of the cakes I liked. I said, "I don't really care; just make it taste delicious!" So no fondant or whatever for us. Butter cream frosting all the way. Also no fondant flowers. I don't understand fondant flowers -- why not just use real ones? So here's the cake I am going to send them as a sample:
I like this cake because it's simple, pretty, uses (I'm going to ask for) real flowers, just stick 'em on there. Also I like the edging along the bottom -- very simple, and it recalls pikake, which will be the accent flowers for the wedding.
If we can't achieve such a smooth cake without fondant, no worries! Bumpy cake it is.