What Flovour Of Buttercream Goes Well With Gingerbread Cake?

Baking By cakeastic Updated 9 Dec 2010 , 9:16pm by cakeastic

cakeastic Posted 9 Dec 2010 , 1:55pm
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Ive been trying to think of a flavour of buttercream that would taste nice with a gingerbread cake and can be covered with fondant. Any ideas?
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loopooh Posted 9 Dec 2010 , 2:16pm
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Hi there
I made one recently which was the ginerbread cake recipe from the Confetti cakes book with a chocolate buttercream (also from their book)
was delicious!
She suggests also a cream cheese frosting with it
HTH
Lou

Kimmers971 Posted 9 Dec 2010 , 2:18pm
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In the recent Food Network magazine, Bobby Flay has a recipe for his gingerbread cupcakes with mango buttercream. Sounds interesting? I bet any flavor really would go, if you want the focus to be on the cake then go for a milder flavor buttercream (vanilla).

genevieveyum Posted 9 Dec 2010 , 2:20pm
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Caramel!!!!!

lizbet22 Posted 9 Dec 2010 , 2:35pm
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I recently did a pumpkin spice cake with cream cheese frosting. I think cream cheese would work with gingerbread as well.

Cake_whiz Posted 9 Dec 2010 , 7:56pm
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try cream cheese icing.....yummmmm!

hvanaalst Posted 9 Dec 2010 , 7:57pm
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I did mine with a cream cheese frosting that has cinnamon in it....sooooo good with gingerbread.

joyfullysweet Posted 9 Dec 2010 , 8:11pm
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Cinnamon Buttercream...mmmm! You can find the recipe on here, just search for "revised snickerdoodle cake". It's included in there.

chrisviz Posted 9 Dec 2010 , 8:18pm
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Just reading about this is making my mouth water!!

aswartzw Posted 9 Dec 2010 , 8:22pm
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I actually am making a gingerbread cake and filling with lemon BC and topping with cream cheese BC.

Lemon, strange, right? But, my grandma made it years ago with a delish lemon sauce and it was just right! Guarantee you, if you google gingerbread cake, lemon is the most popular pairing.

cakeastic Posted 9 Dec 2010 , 8:31pm
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I love the idea of cinnamon cream cheese icing but the problem is, i want to cover it with fondant and cream cheese needs refridgeration. icon_sad.gif

Lemon icing also sounds interesting but wouldnt ginger and lemon be too powerful? icon_rolleyes.gif

Chasey Posted 9 Dec 2010 , 8:36pm
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Originally Posted by aswartzw


Lemon, strange, right? But, my grandma made it years ago with a delish lemon sauce and it was just right! Guarantee you, if you google gingerbread cake, lemon is the most popular pairing.




My grandmother made the exact same thing....a cooked lemon sauce for the gingerbread!

You CAN put fondant in the fridge so if you really want to do cream cheese, you can. Some fridges are more humid than others and could cause condensation or sweating when you take the cake out. Let it air dry without touching it and it will be fine.

Cinnamon buttercream would be my top choice!! yum!

aswartzw Posted 9 Dec 2010 , 8:36pm
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Quote:
Originally Posted by cakeastic

I love the idea of cinnamon cream cheese icing but the problem is, i want to cover it with fondant and cream cheese needs refridgeration. icon_sad.gif

Lemon icing also sounds interesting but wouldnt ginger and lemon be too powerful? icon_rolleyes.gif




I always refrigerate my fondant. You just need to remove it without touching it and let it do it's thing until reaching RT and the condensation evaporates.

cakeastic Posted 9 Dec 2010 , 9:16pm
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Wow, thanks alot!!
I guess it'll be gingerbread with cream cheese with a bit of cinnamon. icon_biggrin.gif

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