I have been asked to make a cake for somebody who actually doesnt like cake!!!! Agghhhh i dont get it either haha, but i have been told they adore brownies....would it be possible for me to substitute the cake sponge for the brownie and then cover it in fondant as i would a normal cake?
This isnt due until December so i have to practice but any tips/advice would be appreciated!!!
I don't see why not, assuming they like frosting on their brownies.
I don't see why not.
Yes. This cake is actually layers of gluten free brownie, baked in square pans, then trimmed to rounds and layered. I did it that way, rather than baking in rounds, because I didn't want the tough outer crust.
artscallion May I ask you what type of frosting did you use for your cake? by the way your cake is beautiful!! I love it!! thank you for sharing
I would cover the brownies with ganache, and then cover with fondant, you would get nice crisp edges, and it would taste wonderful.
thank you so much!!!
If I remember correctly It was a peanut butter buttercream...My regular buttercream recipe, subbed out some of the butter with PB and added extra salt.
thank you!! did you have any problem smoothing the buttercream?
No problems at all. It was really no different than working with cake in that respect. I mean I guess it would depend on your brownie recipe. I've seen brownies that were more like a flourless cake texture that might tend to fall apart. But my brownie recipe gives me a pretty solid, stable brownie.
The cake I linked to was a gluten free recipe from King Arthur. my usual brownie is from Cooks Illustrated. I've also used their blondie recipe as a cake before with great success.
thank you, thank you for your help!! I am planning to make a hersheys bar for my hubby. His birthday is this weekend, so all you help is appreciated.