I have a question about cake/icing flavors. Normally, since I make my fondant from scratch, I use box cake to cut down on time, but since with this wedding cake, I am buying fondant, I want to make the cake from scratch. I talked to the bride lastnight and she's not sure what kind of cake she wants to try, she's pretty "go with the flow". She did say she loves cheesecake so I was thinking of a cheesecake icing instead of buttercream.
I found a recipe on here for a crusting cream cheese icing. Does that kind of taste like cheesecake? What type/flavor of cake should I put with that? The grooms cake is going to be chocolate, with chocolate mousse icing/filling and chocolate dipped strawberries. So I think chocolate is out for the bride's cake.
Thanks for the tips/advice!
Red velvet would be amazing. You could even do the no bake cheesecake filling in between the cake layers with a dam of white or milk chocolate ganache around the edge of the filling. That would be so awesome!! Good luck!!
How far into the future is the wedding? It takes a while to test out new recipes and find some that work for you. If baking from a mix works for you, why change? I haven't tried a ton of recipes, but I will say I have had more luck with scratch chocolate recipes than scratch white cake recipes. But if you need idea inspiration, I always go through the recipe section on here and look for top-rated recipes.