What Fillings Go With What Cake?

Decorating By 4pebbles2 Updated 13 Jan 2010 , 9:03pm by 4pebbles2

4pebbles2 Posted 10 Jan 2010 , 11:58pm
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Sorry about the topic.
I am making a 3 tiered cake, so i want three different flavors.
I am bad at knowing what will taste good with what.

Top tier i am thinkg of red velvet with a chocolate gnach and cream cheese frosing. Sound good?

2nd tier basic yellow with strawberry filling and basic buttercreme frosing.
or maybe strawberry cake with strawberry filling. Is that to much strawberry?

bottom is the hard one because i want lemon curd for the filling but i have
no idea about what type of cake or icing. Any suggestions? plz

Thanks in advance.

7 replies
leah_s Posted 11 Jan 2010 , 12:01am
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You're planning to use different icings on the same cake? icon_eek.gif

4pebbles2 Posted 11 Jan 2010 , 1:32am
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yes on the different tiers i am.
is that bad?
sorry new at this...

Deb_ Posted 11 Jan 2010 , 1:42am
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Um well it depends. Are you covering the entire cake in fondant?

If not, then I would probably stick to the same type of icing for all the tiers, unless you want to do 2 butter cream and the middle chocolate. That would be OK.

The third tier you could do white cake with lemon curd filling and regular butter cream icing. Or something more exotic like coconut cake or raspberry puree cake with the lemon curd filling.

4pebbles2 Posted 11 Jan 2010 , 4:42am
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Oh yes, i will be covering all the tiers with fondant.
Thats what i thought. Maybe white cake with the lemon curd.
Your suggestions sound yummy.

I've never had to think about what flavors goes with what.
Most of my professional experience is working in grocery store
bakeries. But all you really need to know there is how to do a
basic boarder and roses.

But for the last month ive been playing around with fondant and
sculpted cakes. I think im doing good. Im going to try and upload them
because i would really like feed back on how im doing. Family and
friends tell me they are great but id like info back from people that
deal with cakes everyday. Does that make sense?

My BD is coming up and i wanted to do a huge cake and
i wanted to play around more with fillings and such.


Sagebrush Posted 11 Jan 2010 , 5:15am
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I made a coconut cake with lemon curd filling and coconut frosting that was very well received. All the recipes I used were from here.

Coconut cake:


Lemon curd:


Coconut cream frosting:


I did have some leaning with the cake. I think it was due to user error. I was doing a WASC / raspberry filled cake at the same time, and I got everything out for both cakes and did the WASC one first. It stacked up great, btw, but was my first time doing a torted & filled cake and frosting the sides, so it took me a while. The coconut one was good and warm by then, so not as sturdy. Also, I couldn't find cream of coconut, so I substituted coconut milk. Since then, the cream of coconut I've found has been powdered, so that also could be why the frosting was too loose. The flavor was great.

- Leisel

4pebbles2 Posted 12 Jan 2010 , 4:20am
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MMMmmm the coconut cake and lemon curd sounds yummy.
I think i will go with that.

thanks for your help

4pebbles2 Posted 13 Jan 2010 , 9:03pm
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Hey, Just wanted to let you know for future references that i found the creme of coconut at wal mart where they sell beer and stuff. Its in the section that has stuff to mix drinks with.. I think they use it to make pina colodas.. not sure. I know not all wal marts are the same but you could try there next time.

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