I am making a wedding cake for 225 ppl. one of the tiers is to be a German choc cake with the pecan/coconut frosting. But the bride wants the all the tiers covered in a light vanilla buttercream (white in color)....so do I use the pecan/coconut frosting as a filling? Then cover the tier in BC?????
thanks so much,
Yep. Use the pecan/coconut as the filling.
My wedding cakes are all four layers of cake and three layers of filling. I usually use vanilla bc as the middle filling, but when I'm making German choc, I use the pecan/coconut for all three filling layers.
Don't forget the dam.
thanks for reminding me about the dam - almost forgot!
the bride has decided NOT to go with Germ choco (yeah), but they do want different tiers with different flavored cakes/fillings.
question - let's say i use choco cake/choc bc on one tier; wasc/van bc 2nd tier; red vel/crm ch 3rd tier; and chai latte cake/whit choc bc.....will all these different flavors of FILLINGS still taste ok if I cover the entire cake in vanilla BC? I keep thinking it's too much?!?!?!
I have to serve 225 ppl and bride wants a bridge/fountain cake (never done before), using round pans but I am really struggling with trying to come up with a display or proper proportions for 225 using Wilton's chart???
can you help? thank you so much!
Fear not. Different cakes and fillings are standard procedure. Vanilla bc is about as neutral as you can get. It complements - or at least doesn't compete with - all the flavors you listed. What would your alternatives be?
You may want to remind your bride that with so many different flavors, there's a good chance guests are going to want to try more than one. She may not care, and that's okay, but it's worth mentioning. I like to combine different cake/filling flavors in each tier. For example, two layers of choc cake with choc filling, two layers of white cake with raspberry filling, separated by a layer of vanilla bc filling. So, each slice of cake has TWO flavors. No need for seconds!
so let me understand you correctly - one tier could have 2 cake flavors w/ two filling flavors - in between
1 tier = 4" high choco cake
is this what you mean?
That's exactly what I mean.
The newest wedding cake in my photos was:
butter pecan cake
cream cheese filling
butter pecan cake
When it came time to decide which flavor would go on top, I figured that, when the cake was cut, cream cheese dragged into the WASC layers would be better than rapsberry being dragged into the butter pecan layers. Usually, I don't even give it that much thought.
i never realized all the detail involved in this....I'm so glad you posted that infor.......that was very helpful!!!
thanks again and I hope you don't mind if have questions in the future, that I contact you?
Oh heck yeah. It's amazing how many hours of labor go into a cake before you even get to the decorating!