Herekittykitty Posted 2 Jun 2010 , 7:37pm
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First let me say I LOVE this site. I am a total amateur when it comes to cake decorating but have so much fun winging it.

On to my question: I have baked off a banana flavored cake and other than the obvious chocolate for an icing, what flavors would you suggest? I am hoping to try out some techniques I have read about and seen on here so fondant flavors are also an option.

Any help would be greatly appreciated so I don't end up with a boring Chocolate/Banana combo.

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JustABite Posted 2 Jun 2010 , 7:53pm
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As a newbie myself, I will agree that this site is AWSOME! I hope to be close to as good as those on here.

I have used cream cheese on my banana cakes. MMMMMM is all I can say. HTH and best of luck.

Renee

kristieanna Posted 2 Jun 2010 , 7:58pm
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I usually use vanilla or cream cheese icon_biggrin.gif

cadgurl07 Posted 2 Jun 2010 , 8:13pm
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How about strawberry? I've never had a banana cake but strawberry and banana go good in other things.

melmar02 Posted 2 Jun 2010 , 8:13pm
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Vanilla almond with a pineapple filling! Mmmm...

DeeDelightful Posted 2 Jun 2010 , 8:35pm
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Rum

robyndmy Posted 2 Jun 2010 , 8:39pm
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There was a thread a few days ago talking about a banana cake and a nutella buttercream icon_biggrin.gif

Both cream cheese and strawberry sound promising too!!

floral1210 Posted 2 Jun 2010 , 8:45pm
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You could try a cinnamon buttercream, or a coconut frosting. How about banana split flavors...pineapple, strawberry, chocolate and nuts in a filling? I would also love a mocha filling/frosting, because I LOVE mocha!

mjnj Posted 2 Jun 2010 , 8:46pm
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I do a banana cake with brown sugar buttercream--we call it punuche in my family and it is everyone's fave. Melt 1/2 c SALTED butter in a sauce pan with 1 c brown sugar. Bring it to a boil and add 2 tb heavy cream. Cool, then beat in 2 c sifted powdered sugar. It is good enough to eat like candy!

atwistedlime Posted 2 Jun 2010 , 10:28pm

Peanut Butter.... or PB and Chocolate swirl.

Strawberry sounds good too. icon_biggrin.gif

cheatize Posted 2 Jun 2010 , 10:37pm

Vanilla frosting but Twinkie filling. It tastes like a banana flip!

jjkarm Posted 2 Jun 2010 , 10:53pm

I love vanilla with toasted coconut sprinkled on top.

Jayde Posted 2 Jun 2010 , 11:07pm

Walnut Cream

donnella2045 Posted 2 Jun 2010 , 11:15pm

burnt caramel cream cheese icing - it's great with banana cake!

joenshan Posted 3 Jun 2010 , 1:42am

I make a banana nut cake with cream cheese icing and caramel filling.

hollyml Posted 3 Jun 2010 , 5:17am

I would do a cream cheese frosting flavored with ginger.

Chocolate with banana would actually not have occurred to me. icon_lol.gif

Herekittykitty Posted 3 Jun 2010 , 2:53pm

Ok, now I am more confounded than before! All these ideas sound fantastic and I want to try them all! icon_biggrin.gificon_biggrin.gif I am leaning towards the banana split idea b/c I think I could do something interesting with that which will allow me to attempt some different techniques.

I have one set of cakes (went into a pre decorating baking frenzy last weekend and have 6" rounds out the wazoo) that is a mix of chocolate and banana, so maybe I'll do the "split" for that one and a cream cheese for the regular banana... decisions, decisions.

Thanks everyone for the great ideas.

floral1210 Posted 3 Jun 2010 , 3:01pm

Have fun experimenting...and send us a slice of your creations! icon_lol.gif

Jaimelt76 Posted 3 Jun 2010 , 3:07pm

Banana cake with pb frosting is by far the best. YUM!!! It is my most requested flavor next to my chocolate cake. Good luck choosing as they do all sound good.

Domestic_Sugar Posted 4 Jun 2010 , 12:50am

I agree with the Peanut Butter vote. There is strong evidence that Peanutbutter on Banana cake makes you a better person ... icon_smile.gif

beccachris Posted 4 Jun 2010 , 1:29am

Caramel buttercream is fantastic with banana cake!

chelseak Posted 4 Jun 2010 , 3:46am

Two of our most popular cupcakes at work are banana with peanut butter BC rolled in peanuts, and banana with choc & strawberry BC...Banana Split..mmmmmm....tasty... icon_lol.gif

Montrealconfections Posted 4 Jun 2010 , 3:53am

I always use dulce de luche buttercream with my banana cake (I add chocolate chips to the cake batter) it's great!

tesso Posted 4 Jun 2010 , 3:54am

oh you have got to try pineapple frosting with with banana cake. icon_biggrin.gif with chocolate drizzle and sliced strawberries... sound familiar? icon_surprised.gif yah.. banana split cake !!! icon_biggrin.gif

edited to add. CC shut down when I was reading posts just noticed floral* had the same idea. if you havent tried it yet. you have got to !!

Herekittykitty Posted 4 Jun 2010 , 2:28pm

It looks like I absolutely MUST try PB as a flavor with the cake, it honestly never would have occured to me. I put chocolate on pretty much everything so that was what first popped into my head and just refused to make room for anything else. So the Chocolate/Banana cake is getting PB and the regular Banana cake is getting "Split".

Everyone on this site is so great, I can't wait to get into the kitchen this weekend!

Tesso, Just read your Jello MMF thread, there is a good chance that recipe will be making an appearance! thumbs_up.gif

Herekittykitty Posted 9 Jun 2010 , 2:47pm

Here is the finished product.

Banana cake torted to 4 layers with SMBC in between in the following flavors: Strawberry, Chocolate w/ nuts, Pineapple.

My neighbor was the recipient so I will find out today how it went over.

Thanks for all the advice. Next, chocolate w/ PB.
LL

floral1210 Posted 9 Jun 2010 , 3:22pm

Looks awesome! Is that a real banana split on top...it sure looks like one!

Herekittykitty Posted 9 Jun 2010 , 3:46pm
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Looks awesome! Is that a real banana split on top...it sure looks like one!




Fondant "scooped" with a cookie scoop for ice cream, fondant fruit, candy melts as choc. sauce. Cherry and nuts are real. All fondant is MMF.

Rose_N_Crantz Posted 9 Jun 2010 , 4:01pm

Hey I recognize that cake! icon_biggrin.gif Looks yummy!

Herekittykitty Posted 9 Jun 2010 , 4:02pm
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Originally Posted by Rose_N_Crantz

Hey I recognize that cake! icon_biggrin.gif Looks yummy!




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