French Vanilla Icing/cake??

Baking By ProfCakeTester Updated 23 Feb 2010 , 5:06pm by Ixtli

ProfCakeTester Posted 12 Feb 2010 , 1:45am
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I just had a request for a French Vanilla Cake with French Vanilla Icing for their wedding cake - can anyone help??

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prterrell Posted 12 Feb 2010 , 4:11am
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French vanilla is generally just a stronger vanilla flavor, although for the icing you could try doing a French buttercream.

denetteb Posted 12 Feb 2010 , 4:23am
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Maybe add some French Vanilla liquid coffee creamer to a yellow or white recipe and regular buttercream???

noahsmummy Posted 12 Feb 2010 , 4:23am
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hmm yeah, im also interested in finding a really strong flavoured vanilla cake..thanks for asking.

sweetreasures Posted 12 Feb 2010 , 4:37am
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I made the WASC Kakeladi version with french vanilla Yoplait yogurt instead of sour cream, French Vanilla liquid coffee creamer, and some extra vanilla, didn't measure but around 1 T or so. Also used Betty Crocker french vanilla cake mix. Personally it was just ok. I think the coffee creamer was a bit much. It smelled good - the creamer - but the cake itself was not great for me. Next time I will try water per the recipe. Also the texture seemed more coarse than fine if that makes sense.

ProfCakeTester Posted 12 Feb 2010 , 2:16pm
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What is French Buttercream?

MissRobin Posted 12 Feb 2010 , 2:26pm
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Toba Garrett has a fantastic French Vanilla Buttercream recipe. Everytime I use it, I get rave reviews!!

ProfCakeTester Posted 12 Feb 2010 , 4:11pm
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MissRobin where can I find Toba's French Vanilla Buttercream recipe?

MissRobin Posted 12 Feb 2010 , 5:50pm
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In her book the Well Dressed Cake, Or I will post it later when I get a chance, if you can't find it!

ProfCakeTester Posted 12 Feb 2010 , 7:41pm
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Thank you

prterrell Posted 15 Feb 2010 , 4:03am
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Originally Posted by ProfCakeTester

What is French Buttercream?

It is a buttercream comprised of whole eggs and egg yolks whipped with a hot sugar syrup and then butter and flavorings are added.

auntmamie Posted 15 Feb 2010 , 4:24am
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I was at Starbucks this week, and asked for half vanilla, half hazelnut flavor in my coffee, and the girl called it French Vanilla. So maybe a bit of hazelnut into the vanilla would give it the flavor you're looking for.

metria Posted 15 Feb 2010 , 4:48am
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not sure if you're into box cake, but the DH French Vanilla is my favorite from their entire selection.

Ixtli Posted 23 Feb 2010 , 5:05pm
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I used this recipe but substituted the white chocolate pudding and white choc mocha for french vanilla pudding and creamer.
It was good and I got great reviews, but I thought it was a little strong for my taste.

Ixtli Posted 23 Feb 2010 , 5:06pm
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I guess I shoul have posted the recipe icon_smile.gif

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