I have to make a birthday cake for 2 guys (yes going to be 2 cakes) I have freedom on the cakes, what I come up with since a valentine theme:
Chocolate fudge cake with fresh strawberry filling and going to put chocolate covered strawberries on the top.
It the frosting Im coming up blank with I was think a chocolate butter cream, then next thought was chocolate whipped cream, Then thought doing a chocolate ganache, then I thought maybe too much chocolate maybe a cream cheese frosting would be better.
I appreciate your thoughts! Thanks!
As a woman, I'm not sure it's possible to have "too much chocolate." But I understand what you're saying.
Since your filling is fresh strawberries, I think pairing it with a stabilized whipped cream frosting topped with chocolate covered strawberries would be a slice of heaven on a plate.
(Even stabilized chocolate whipping cream frosting would be toothsome and it wouldn't necessarily have to have an intensely chocolate flavor.)
Whipped cream and cr ch are very hard to work with for decorating.....unless it is stabilized or you use Frostin Pride or similar product (non-dairy). Even then those taste the best if the cake is iced that day......not served the next day or thereafter.
I'd Probably use a light (flavored & colored) choco b'cream
Perhaps, since she's making two cakes...
One could be very simply frosted using a stabilized whipped cream frosting, and fresh sliced strawberry filling in a heart shape topped with chocolate covered strawberries. (Since the fresh strawberries are also best eaten ASAP. And to circumvent any weeping issues, I'd probably put down a very thin layer of b/c.)
And the second cake could be more decorative using a b/c frosting and cooked frozen strawberry filling (which would be shelf stable for a couple days rather than fresh sliced strawberries which would require constant refrigeration) in a heart shape. (The chocolate covered strawberries could be made & addeded shortly before serving because they also are best eaten ASAP.)
Here's a popular (adaptable) CC fruit filling recipe:
I making that day and that night it is the party. Because for a guy Decided to keep it simple with chocolate covered strawberries rather then flowers, ect.
All the suggestions sound yummy...my mouth is watering being the chocoholic that I am...