my chiropractor wants me to make a cake for his son's 21st birthday. at a total loss of what to make...but that's another story!!
he told me his favorite is carrot cake...but they want me to use my MMF..told them i wasn't sure that would pair well....
so, i ask you:
will it?!!?!?!?!? ha ha
if so, is carrot cake sturdy enough to hold up under fondant?
i assume i would need a crusting cream cheese frosting?
I would think that it would be fine. I myself am looking for a crusting cream cheese bc recipe. I'm making a red velvet cake this that I need it for and I'm planning to cover it with fondant. Hope someone out there has a recipe
I've covered a carrot cake with MMF before, and it worked out just fine. Most people peel off the fondant and don't eat it, anyway.
I've used this crusting cream cheese recipe posted by aztomcat a number of times and people just love it. http://cakecentral.com/recipes/6817/wedding-crusting-cream-cheese-frosting
I've done it before, as it's hubby's favorite flavor. I just made sure there was a hefty helping of cream cheese buttercream under the fondant.... it turned out great. Good luck!
I appreciate the tips and the recipe...
JenFailla would you share yours as well?!
i feel so much better about trying it now!!! anyone have their favorite carrot cake recipe!?!?
I just looked at previous posts and KSMill uses the same cream cheese recipe I use- but here is the carrot cake that I use: http://cakecentral.com/recipes/6073/carrot-cake-straight-up
i never ever store my cakes once covered in MMF in the frig. i haven't had good luck with it's appearance once it's out of the frig...
if i make a traditional carrot cake...with a crusting cream cheese frosting..filling and about a 1/4 inch layer under fondant...
do i have to put it in the frig???????
it would be delivered on a tuesday AM...to be eaten the following day wednesday.
what is BUTAVAN?
From what I've seen- butavan is a butter/vanilla emulsifier. I believe you have to order it- if there is no time for that, i'd just substitute equal parts vanilla extract and butter flavoring (I get mine at michaels). Butavan is thick like pudding if I understand correctly- so if it was me- I'd make the recipe and thenadd extra powdered sugar if necessary. I am by no means an expert- so if anyone thinks my idea stinks- please say so- I won't be offended!!