First 3 Tier Cake..need Ideas On Flavours!!!

Decorating By Irishbliss Updated 29 Apr 2009 , 8:32am by bashini

Irishbliss Posted 28 Apr 2009 , 8:24pm
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I am making 3 tier cake for my mums surprise birthday in May, I will have to have it finished on the Friday and it will be ate on the Saturday night.

I was going to make a chocolate cake but a few family members are asking for my maderia cake as they adore it.

Never made Maderia with a filling, what goes well with it? When you do chocolate cake do you do chocolate buttercream....I usually do but it too boring?

Should I make each tier a different combo....a little stressed at thinking what people will like...I am just a hobby baker!

If you have any ideas that you think go down well with people please advise me, would be very much appreciated!

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bashini Posted 28 Apr 2009 , 8:57pm
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Hi there, yes, you can go for three different flavours. Madeirs, chocolate and carrot cake or coffee cake or fudge cake.

For the madeira, you can use vanilla buttercream filling not sure whether the raspberry jam goes with it well or not. But for the victoria sponge its fabulous.

I mix ganache and my normal buttercream for the filling for the chocolate cake. You can mix tiny bit of baileys to your normal choc buttercream or maybe a hint of orange juice. Because chocolate and orange goes well together.

HTH. icon_smile.gif

underthesun Posted 28 Apr 2009 , 9:12pm
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The raspberry puree filling by melysa here on CC is terrific. I just served it in an intense dark chocolate cake and it was delicious! Bottom layer was french vanilla cake and it was refreshing and awesome. Very easy and it is very thick. Great recipe!

kyoung24 Posted 28 Apr 2009 , 9:16pm
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What is maderia?

bashini Posted 28 Apr 2009 , 9:29pm
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Originally Posted by kyoung24

What is maderia?

Its just a pound cake, but hope this might help too, icon_smile.gif

kyoung24 Posted 28 Apr 2009 , 9:53pm
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Bashini - thank you for the link!

bashini Posted 29 Apr 2009 , 8:32am
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Originally Posted by kyoung24

Bashini - thank you for the link!

You are welcome! icon_biggrin.gif

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