Has Anyone Done This?

Decorating By simplyput Updated 1 Feb 2009 , 12:16am by tripleD

simplyput Posted 30 Jan 2009 , 4:27am
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I want to make a red velvet cake for my parents but some of the people at the party don't like creamchesse icing has anyone done a red velvet cake with almond or vanilla buttercream?

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Chippi Posted 30 Jan 2009 , 5:41am
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Yes I have and it tasted very good icon_smile.gif I used vanilla buttercream on the fondant cov. Christmas cake in my profile. Everyone loved it at the party. icon_smile.gif HTH

Chippi icon_smile.gif in the making!

jammjenks Posted 30 Jan 2009 , 1:32pm
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Red velvet is just a light chocolate cake with red coloring in it. Anything that goes with chocolate cake will go with red velvet. thumbs_up.gif

msulli10 Posted 30 Jan 2009 , 1:46pm
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I done it with buttercream. I have also mixed in just a little cream cheese with the buttercream so it has just a hint of the cream cheese taste.

mabryant0212 Posted 30 Jan 2009 , 1:56pm
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I dont like ceam cheese frosting either and I make mine with Almond icing... gives it a nice taste. I aslo drizzle choc over the top...YUMMMY!!!

KitchenKat Posted 30 Jan 2009 , 2:14pm
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Some heritage cookbooks/cooks use a custard frosting for it. I've never tried it but there are some versions in the recipes section.

<Edited to add> I use a white chocolate creamcheese frosting but i imagine a white chocolate frosting or ganache would taste divine on it too. I love the contrast of creamy, fluffy, white frosting on deep, dark red cake.

simplyput Posted 31 Jan 2009 , 3:36pm
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Wow thank you guys Love the support on here !! icon_smile.gificon_biggrin.gif

tripleD Posted 31 Jan 2009 , 3:45pm
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I make a Red Velvet and I use a Icing made from flour and milk base.
Its really fluffy and its not that sweet. I make it for a restuarant all the time. It has the Head Chefs approval and he is picky. I don't know what the real name of it is but e call it poormans icing.

glendaleAZ Posted 31 Jan 2009 , 7:41pm
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Hi tripleD,

Can you share the recipe?


Terri05 Posted 31 Jan 2009 , 7:57pm
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I would love the poormans icing receipe if you are sharing. Thanks!!

Superstar2 Posted 31 Jan 2009 , 8:07pm
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This all sound so interesting. I too wouldn't mind the poorman's icing receipe. Thanks Simplyput for bringing up this topic.

Rocketgirl899 Posted 31 Jan 2009 , 8:11pm
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ive used vanilla bc and it tasted yummy.. tho the poormans sounds a bit fluffier and lighter. good luck icon_biggrin.gif

Cakepro Posted 31 Jan 2009 , 8:14pm
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Mary Kay Frosting

1/2 cup flour
2 cups milk
Mix above in a closed jar & shake, or whisk in saucepan until lump-free.

2 cups powdered sugar
2 cups butter
4 tsp vanilla or almond extract

1) Put flour & milk mixture in a pan and cook over low heat until thickened. Cool completely.
2) In a medium bowl, cream butter and powdered sugar for 2 minutes.
3) Add extract and beat for 1 minute.
4) Add flour mixture and beat on high for about 5 minutes until smooth & creamy.
5) Spread onto cooled cake.

prterrell Posted 31 Jan 2009 , 10:00pm
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White choc IMBC goes good w/ RV.

classiccake Posted 31 Jan 2009 , 10:04pm
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The "Mary Kay" icing described above is the true "Waldorf Astoria Red Velvet Cake" icing. It has been changed by the industry to cream cheese icing because production did not want to cook an icing.

The original icing is FABULOUS on red velvet cake...and authentic.

indydebi Posted 31 Jan 2009 , 10:16pm
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There are no food rules .... red velvet doesnt' "have" to have cream cheese icing, as many folks have shared. Be a radical! Go different! They'll LUV it! icon_biggrin.gif

glendaleAZ Posted 31 Jan 2009 , 10:35pm
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Thank you CakePro for the recipe. Can't wait to try it.


sayhellojana Posted 31 Jan 2009 , 10:49pm
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I would do IMBC with RV cake. I use "classic Vanilla buttercream" from the food network site and don't add any vanilla - just the sweet butterygoodness and RV cake go really well.

tripleD Posted 1 Feb 2009 , 12:16am
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I triple this recipe..I like to have extra around.

1 cup milk
5 Tbls. Flour
1 cup white sugar
1 cup margarine
2 tsp. vanilla

in a saucepan combine milk and flour whisk until smooth and thickened.over low heat so it dont scorch. set aside to let cool the colder the better. cream together the sugar and marg. until light and fluffy.then whip in the flour mixture. whip on high until no sugar granuales are left.. enjoy

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