I've NEVER had a Red velvet cake, so I don't know what it's supposed to taste like. The customer said he wants RV CAKE AND BC. then writes me a few minutes ago saying that I can do what ever I want.
So my question to all whom have experience with this is , should I stick with what he wants or go ahead and do a thin layer a CC and BC on top? I have 1 day to figure this out!!!))))
Red velvet cake is done traditionally with cream cheese frosting. If he said you could do what you want, I would do cream cheese.
I've had red velvet with buttercream and it tastes just fine. It is most popular with cream cheese frosting though. But I don't really understand why you would do a thin layer of cream cheese and then cover it with buttercream. Why not just frost the cake with cream cheese frosting? You can make a crusting cream cheese frosting so that you can put fondant on it, if that's what you're worried about. I found the one I use by doing a google search, but I'm sure you'll find a recipe if you search this site also. Personally though, I would stick with what the customer asked for--if they said they wanted Buttercream, I'd use buttercream unless you specifically ask them if they'd rather have cream cheese frosting and they approve.
vkat- yes he did say he wanted BC, but then said he trusts my judgment. And since I've never had or baked one, I'm up in the air with this one)
texanlostlover-I just thought adding a thin layer would give them a little extra taste to the cake. So u say no to it then>ummmm
sangriacupcake- I do have 1 package of phili at home, so I can try this. It's just that this customer will not pay for it. So I'm opt to give her exactly what they requested I have a lot of cake to fill, and for the $ I'm receiving I'm not sure...
what to do, what to do