My mother in law is wanting me to make a replicate of her wedding cake for her 25th anniversary, which in and of itself is a fairly simple cake. The problem is that she wants specialty flavored cakes.... a beer cake, a chocolate merlot cake and a chocolate/orange cake with slivered almonds in the middle. I don't have a problem making the cakes but the whole cake was originally white buttercream icing and I am having a hard time with putting that icing on those cakes...flavor wise. I was thinking even a cream cheese buttercream would taste better but I don't know if that will stiffen up enough to smooth??? or does anyone have any suggestions on icing flavors for these cakes that can be made in white icing??? Help!
I guess I don't understand why you're having a hard time with the idea of the taste of buttercream on at least two of those cakes. As for the beer one... just EWWWWWWWWWWW....LOL!! Can't think of a single icing that would taste good there anyway.
I use a buttercream recipe from a lady named Serious_Cakes. You can find her recipe on her videos on Youtube. She is also around here a lot. I don't find it to be overly sweet and can be flavored any way. I used it on an orange cake with chocolate ganache filling a while back and it was excellent. Buttercream is, in my opinion, the perfect covering for any flavor of cake, just alter the "extracts" in it to match the cakes.