Help! Velvet Disaster

Baking By dulcearoma Updated 15 Feb 2011 , 4:42pm by regymusic

dulcearoma Posted 15 Feb 2011 , 2:11am
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Does anyone have a good frosting that goes well with a red velvet cake that is not cream-cheese? I just made a valentines red velvet and decided to use my regular butter-cream frosting(never do again) because I wanted to do some piping and roses. Bottom line..no one liked the combo.Thank God I only made it for my husband and kids. I have to do another red velvet cake for a customer in 11 days and I don't know what to do....HELP. It needs to be pliable. Thanks in advance.

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sillywabbitz Posted 15 Feb 2011 , 2:35am
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In the south boiled frosting is the tradition in the south. The recipe is here
http://www.squidoo.com/redvelvetcake

It's soft but you can pipe borders etc.

southerncross Posted 15 Feb 2011 , 3:10am
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If you aren't ruling out the usual cream cheese frosting for anything other than taste (i personally can't stand it), I suggest a variation of Paula Deen's frosting for RVC. it uses marshmallow to soften the taste and lighten the texture. I bake in South Carolina, the heart of RVC country, and all my customers love it better than the usual.

8 oz cream cheese
1 stick butter, softened
1 cup melted marshmallows or marshmallow fluff
1-pound box confectioners' sugar, sifted

Beat the cream cheese and butter for no less than 5 min. Fold in the marshmallow and sugar until well mixed.

Amia Posted 15 Feb 2011 , 3:23am
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The true southern RVC icing is the boiled icing. I always find the recipe, listed in the link above, to be too gritty. I use PS instead of granulated...works much better and tastes the same.

dulcearoma Posted 15 Feb 2011 , 3:29am
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You guys are awesome!!!!! Thank you!!!!!! icon_biggrin.gif

costumeczar Posted 15 Feb 2011 , 4:13pm
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Also, chocolate icing is good with it, and so is caramel icing.

regymusic Posted 15 Feb 2011 , 4:42pm
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I have had a tremendous response to Kahlua flavored imbc or sbc. Super yum!

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