What's Your Favorite ~ ??

Decorating By kellertur Updated 10 Sep 2008 , 3:35am by beth2027

kellertur Posted 8 Sep 2008 , 5:18pm
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Hello ~

What are your favorite cake, filling, icing flavor combinations ?

I am trying to build my repertoir, so to speak... and really would like to try branching out and experimenting with flavors. I'd love to know what combinations are your favorites.

I applogize if there are already a gazillion threads like this in the past. icon_redface.gif

thanks icon_smile.gif

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PinkZiab Posted 8 Sep 2008 , 5:36pm
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One of my all-time faves is chocolate cake with pistachio cream filling... yummmmmmmmmmmmm!

indydebi Posted 8 Sep 2008 , 5:48pm
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I'm a traditionalist and I don't care for "weird freaky" flavors, so my personal favorites are white cake with choc fudge filling and choc icing, or white cake with red raspberry filling and white icing.

My son-in-law says if he goes to a wedding and there's no white cake with white filling and white icing, then he's taking his present and leaving! icon_lol.gif

When I make cakes for family gatherings, they BEG me, "Just a plain cake, mom! No weird stuff ... just plain 'ole white cake PLEASE!!!!"

I find brides just want a good tasting cake .... I've never met one yet who requested some off the wall flavor.

akgirl10 Posted 8 Sep 2008 , 5:50pm
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Chocolate with raspberry is always good. White cake with lemon curd and white chocolate buttercream, super yum!

jillycakes Posted 8 Sep 2008 , 6:10pm
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I made a chocolate fudge cake w/ creamsicle filling this weekend, and it was pretty darn good! Just added orange extract to cream cheese filling.

lanibird Posted 8 Sep 2008 , 6:18pm
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My current favorite (they frequently change icon_lol.gif ) is white cake, with almond simple syrup, raspberry filling and good old American flavored with either vanilla, or almond.

My family's favorite is butter pecan cake, caramel filling, and chocolate SMBC.

My favorite way to find flavor inspirations is to look at bakery websites. Here's a few I have bookmarked:

http://bakednyc.com/page/cakes-and-treats/cakes/
http://www.cakefetish.com/menu.htm
http://www.flourgirlbakery.com/
http://www.sweetartfestivecakes.com/CustomOrders.htm
http://www.mainstreetcupcakes.com/menu.htm (the list of flavors is mindboggling!)

HTH thumbs_up.gif

amoos Posted 8 Sep 2008 , 6:32pm
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Very yummy cake is white or chocolate cake with 3 layers pf filling......2 of red raspberry and 1 of whipped chocolate ganche, all iced in Cream Cheese......talk about rich and DELICIOUS

kellertur Posted 9 Sep 2008 , 12:28am
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Originally Posted by indydebi

My son-in-law says if he goes to a wedding and there's no white cake with white filling and white icing, then he's taking his present and leaving! icon_lol.gif
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That's good advice ~ what are some good "white" fillings besides the icing used on top? I know of cream cheese and marshmallow, but are there others?

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indydebi Posted 9 Sep 2008 , 12:55am
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Originally Posted by K2cakes

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Originally Posted by indydebi

My son-in-law says if he goes to a wedding and there's no white cake with white filling and white icing, then he's taking his present and leaving! icon_lol.gif
.



That's good advice ~ what are some good "white" fillings besides the icing used on top? I know of cream cheese and marshmallow, but are there others?

thanks icon_smile.gif




when he says white filling, he means the plain 'ole icing filling ... same stuff that it slapped on the top of it!! icon_biggrin.gif

kakeladi Posted 9 Sep 2008 , 4:55am
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In order:
butter pecan cake w/bavarian creme fill
lemon cake w/raspberry fill
Sour cream almondchocolate cake w/choco chips in the batter, then raspberry fill & choco fudge icing.

levinea Posted 9 Sep 2008 , 6:16pm
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Orange cake with lemon-orange filling and champagne buttercream

French vanilla cake with blackberry filling and vanilla buttercream

Banana cake with coconut filling and butter rum buttercream

amoos Posted 9 Sep 2008 , 6:57pm
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I've seen this a few times now.........champagne buttercream. Anyone care to share a recipe and maybe describe what it tastes like?

levinea Posted 9 Sep 2008 , 7:12pm
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Originally Posted by amoos

I've seen this a few times now.........champagne buttercream. Anyone care to share a recipe and maybe describe what it tastes like?




I just add a few drops of champagne flavored Lorann Oil to my regular buttercream recipe. A few drops makes it sort of have an aftertaste of dry champagne, it's not overpowering at all. Paired with anything orange, it is absolutely lovely (like a mimosa!)

kellertur Posted 10 Sep 2008 , 3:23am
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Thanks everyone ! This really gives me some perspective ~ while I do want "unique flavors", I can't go TOO nuts because I do this out of my home. ~ SAHM (most rewarding job on the planet, I must say!) icon_rolleyes.gif so limited baking/decorating time.

I appreciate the time it took you all to respond -
lanibird~ thanks for doing all that research. WOW !

Zamode Posted 10 Sep 2008 , 3:28am
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Zamode Posted 10 Sep 2008 , 3:31am
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beth2027 Posted 10 Sep 2008 , 3:35am
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There is a white chocolate cake recipe here on CC that I have tweaked a little. I fill it with strawberry filling and white chocolate filling (white chocolate pudding and cool whip). Sometimes I do white chocolate buttercream icing with it.
People rave over the cake. The only complaint I have ever gotten on it was that it was too rich. And that was only from one person.
I made the cake for a memorial service at my church and I have this guy that comes up to me every week wanting to know when I am going to make him a cake.

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