Cake Tasting Flavor Issue

Decorating By Tallmama Updated 18 Jul 2008 , 2:26am by foxymomma521

Tallmama Posted 17 Jul 2008 , 6:16am
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I have a cake tasting coming up and the bride has requested a lemon cake with any type of filling that I feel would taste good with it as one of her choices. I haven't had any requests for lemon yet. So my quetsions are this:

What is the best lemon cake recipe to use for a three tired cake ( if thats what she choses) that will hold up well? I would prefer something with a doctored cake mix but will go another way if needs be.

What flavors have you paired with lemon in the past?

Do you go more tart with cake and do a sweet filling or do you do more sweet with the cake and do a tart filling or niether?

Sorry so many questions. Oh also the cake will be frosted in buttercream the bride hates fondant.

Thanks for all your help you guys are the best.

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ceshell Posted 17 Jul 2008 , 6:26am
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I can't specifically recommend a lemon cake recipe, but I made a lemon cake w/a lemon curd+fresh raspberry filling, omg the filling combo was to DIE for. Paired with IMBC...over the top! This is coming from me, a person who generally won't eat it if it isn't chocolate.

AZCakeGirl Posted 17 Jul 2008 , 6:38am
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As for the fillings...... raspberry seems to be the most popular, I have also paired it up with a vanilla custard which seemed to go over well too.

Sugar_Plum_Fairy Posted 17 Jul 2008 , 6:45am
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I've made a lemon poppyseed cake with a lemon curd filling and I LOVED it! My DH also enjoyed it and I received quite a few compliments from the in-laws, too.

I've also heard many good things about lemon cakes with raspberry filling, but I actually haven't tried it ......yet. icon_biggrin.gif

The recipe I used for the lemon poppyseed cake is from The Cake Book, but I don't know how well it would hold up for stacking/tiers, so I can't recommend it for that.

Sugar_Plum_Fairy Posted 17 Jul 2008 , 6:47am
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edited because of duplicat post

amoos Posted 17 Jul 2008 , 7:23am
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my fav....and was my friends wedding cake, was lemon cake w/ blueberry filling. It was soooo yummy b/c it was so sweet and tart at the same time, they also topped it w/ some fresh blueberries! YUMMY!!!

Chef_Stef Posted 17 Jul 2008 , 7:42am
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My tah-die-for combo is lemon cake filled with lemon curd and coconut dacqoise. OMG. Lemon meringue pie...in a cake.

Tallmama Posted 17 Jul 2008 , 4:09pm
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What is coconut darqoise? and are these recipes on this site?

Chef_Stef Posted 17 Jul 2008 , 4:20pm
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Coconut dacquoise is a meringue disk made with some coconut in it, which I layer on top of the lemon curd. It add some crisp/chewy-ness to the filling and is wonderful. You can find a recipe for a dacquoise probably online or in The Cake Book or The Cake Bible.

Sun11598 Posted 17 Jul 2008 , 4:42pm
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I recently attended a wedding that had a lemon cake - the flavor was *very* light so I had a hard time determining if I was tasting 'chemically' stuff from a box mix or lemon flavoring. I think the filling might've also been very lightly flavored lemon buttercream - but it also had fresh blueberries - not a lot of those either tho. I think my first piece didn't have a blueberry at all - I saw it in dh's. (yes I had 2 - but only after everyone had been served...hey I'm 8 months preggo, the 2nd piece was for the baby! icon_razz.gif )

BellaSweet Posted 17 Jul 2008 , 4:47pm
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so do you just make the lemon curd and raspberry the mix together? I'm interested in this please pm me someone. I don't wanna hijack this topic.

smoore Posted 17 Jul 2008 , 4:49pm
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Sun11598

I recently attended a wedding that had a lemon cake - the flavor was *very* light so I had a hard time determining if I was tasting 'chemically' stuff from a box mix or lemon flavoring. I think the filling might've also been very lightly flavored lemon buttercream - but it also had fresh blueberries - not a lot of those either tho. I think my first piece didn't have a blueberry at all - I saw it in dh's. (yes I had 2 - but only after everyone had been served...hey I'm 8 months preggo, the 2nd piece was for the baby! icon_razz.gif )




Ah, HAAA! You're the one throwing off the # of servings at wedding receptions! icon_lol.gif (Hey, if it's good, do you need to be preggo to have an excuse?)

Maria_Campos Posted 17 Jul 2008 , 4:55pm
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I personally don't like lemon curd, but I think a SMBC mixed with lemon zest would be fabulous!

This recipe from the Cake Mix Dr. is my fav!
Susan's Lemon Cake Recipe

P.S. use Dunkin Hines Yellow Cake Mix for this recipe

FromScratch Posted 17 Jul 2008 , 4:56pm
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Lemon with raspberry is always a hit and blueberry is alson amazing with it.

I usually pair vanilla cake with lemon cream (which is lemon curd with stiffly beaten whipped cream folded in) and red raspberry puree in the layers. It's one of my most popular combos next to good ole'chocolate with chocolate mousse.

Sandralee903 Posted 17 Jul 2008 , 5:04pm
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I've used the WASC recipe for a lemon cake which turned out so tasty and moist (and does hold up well) I substituted the white cake mix with lemon, added three whole eggs instead of egg whites and substituted the almond flavoring with lemon juice (2 tblsp). You can't go wrong using the WASC recipe - it always turns out great.

ceshell Posted 18 Jul 2008 , 1:11am
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Quote:
Originally Posted by BellaSweet

so do you just make the lemon curd and raspberry the mix together? I'm interested in this please pm me someone. I don't wanna hijack this topic.



I don't think it's hijacking the topic, so I'll answer here thumbs_up.gif. For my part, I made the lemon curd, put it on the cake as a filling, and then added a layer of fresh raspberries. Sooo good.

Katilia Posted 18 Jul 2008 , 2:00am
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Sorry I'm new here so I'm not familiar with the abbreviations for everything. What's WASC?

I'm also looking for a good lemon cake recipe (intending to "doctor" a cake mix) and it's for my brother's wedding, it's going to be a double tier, one tier being white with strawberries and the other being lemon. I really like the idea of using raspberries, I hadn't thought of that.

foxymomma521 Posted 18 Jul 2008 , 2:26am
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White Almond Sour Cream cake in the recipe section icon_smile.gif

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