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.
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.
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.
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Also, chocolate icing is good with it, and so is caramel icing.
I have had a tremendous response to Kahlua flavored imbc or sbc. Super yum!