What can I say I need help, does anyone have a dang good recipe or any ideas? I have a bride wanting the BEST RED VELVET CAKE!
No recipe off hand but I think most people pair cream cheese frosting with red velvet.
cream cheese buttercream or white chocolate buttercream
Cream cheese frosting goes really well with it and the color contrast is nice, too. There are lots of good recipes on this site. There's also a crusting cream cheese frosting so you can smooth the cake and decorate if you want. Good luck.
Nope- for true Red Velvet Cake, ya gotta have the traditional French Buttercreme!!
Its a cooked base of flour and milk, cooled, then blended with butter and granulated sugar: a soft-not too sweet frosting. Mmmmmm!
I'm in the cream cheese camp. I did boiled roux (aka Frech Buttercream, "whipped cream," etc.), and it's okay, but (a) it's not particularly stable at room temperature (learned that one the hard - or should I say soft? - way), and (b) I wasn't particularly impressed with it, especially since it's so much more trouble than cream cheese!
I usually have the creamcheese frosting requested but I prefer the traditional french buttercream the boiled flour kind when I make it for myself.
I was leaning tords the cream cheese frosting as well, but this is for a wedding in June tords the end of the month, outside in MN, may be very hot, and humd. would the french bc stand up outside if hot and humd?
I'm in the cream cheese camp, too. If you are worried about it sitting in the heat, get some of the cheesecake flavored oil and flavor a heat-stable BC with it. That way it tastes like CC but is okay to sit out.
I agree- my cooked base frosting is great, but it HATES heat and humidity!!!
I am in the cream cheese camp as well. I am making a red velvet cake this weekend too. I will be using the cream cheese frosing as a filling and frost it with the white chocolate buttercream frosting.
Good Luck with your cake!!!