Question On Orange Buttercream

Decorating By varika Updated 2 Aug 2008 , 12:54pm by HerBoudoir

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varika Posted 2 Aug 2008 , 4:34am
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I made orange-flavored SMBC, and it's delicious, but I'm concerned that the butter is overwhelming the orange flavor a little. I don't want to add more extract, because I'm afraid that it will get to be too harsh and nasty. So I had the thought to ad some little pieces of fruit when I torte and fill. Should I use fresh pieces, or candied orange slices? Fresh pieces sound wonderful, but I'm afraid they might be too tart to go with the icing. Any suggestions?

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JoAnnB Posted 2 Aug 2008 , 5:18am
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You will get more flavor from orange zest. I would take some of the icing and use a micro planer to get very fine zest. Blend the zest with the smaller amount of icing to be sure the zest mixes well.

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HerBoudoir Posted 2 Aug 2008 , 12:54pm
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Ditto orange zest, and perhaps a little of the juice.

If you want to be really decadent, add some Gran Marnier - that's usually what I use for my orange cake. I also add a touch of cinnamon, and will frequently pair the orange cake with dark chocolate ganache frosting.

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