I have seen several cakes using piroutte wafer cookies and I have always wanted to do one. Normally the cookies are very expensive, however they were on sale recently at CVS and I bought a couple tins. My question is what flavor cake and icing work well taste wise with these cookies?
I made one recently that was devil's food cake, with chocolate cream cheese frosting, raspberry filling and fresh raspberries on top. It was a huge hit!!!
I made a tiramisu cake with hazelnut pirouettes around the sides of the cake, then a ribbon tied around.
I cemented them on with the leftover marscapone mousse that I had filled the cake with, and I found they did get a bit soft. Next time I try it, I'll use buttercream.
My cookies did get soft after being on the cake for awhile. I don't really know if that can be avoided. If you find a way definitely let me know!!!!
Also, the cake I did is in my pictures.
I've done two - one was with lemon raspberry regular (American) buttercream and another was using IMBC. People who ate them said they really liked them.
I made them both the night before and the cookies got just slightly soft (not mushy, but just enough to not be super crunchy) on the side that was touching the icing but it was not very noticeable.
I think chocolate icing would work great also.
I have noticed that drugstores carry them at much lower prices (like CVS, Rite Aid, Walgreen's) than the Pepperidge Farm brand ones at the regular grocery store and I think they taste just as good. I've read other threads saying that some people can even find them at dollar stores from time to time.
When I did mine, I did something simple like a butter recipe and white chocolate icing (my grandmother's request). I can't recall if the cookies got soft or not because I was so nervous if everyone would like the cake or not...hahhaha.
I spent too much $$$ on the pepperidge farm ones and won't do that again! I have seen them much cheaper at places like SAM's warehouse.
My cake is in my pics. I did a double layer and filled the space with fresh roses.
Thanks everyone !
BTW I looked at all of your pictures. You guys have made some spectacular cakes !
I look forward to trying out some of these ideas.
I used hazelnut pirouettes on a dark chocolate cake (in the recipes section), with peanut butter cream cheese filling, and a chocolate ganache frosting (both recipes on CC). I put the cookies around the cake while the ganache was still wet, then tied a ribbon around the whole cake. Beautiful cake that tasted amazing. It is my most asked for cake for parties.
just a tip...I saw these at the dollar tree yesterday and they were.......$1.00/box. I am sure not every dollar tree has them, but its worth a shot!