Cake With No Outer Icing

Decorating By holly1225 Updated 18 Aug 2011 , 1:54pm by Jennifer353

holly1225 Posted 17 Aug 2011 , 1:21am
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I have been asked to make a teired weddding cake with icing only between the layers. I would like to know if anyone has any creative ideas for the icing. The cakes she wants to be yellow and the icing in between the layer will come to the outer edge. The wedding colors are sunflower yellow and fall colors with egg plant the main accent color. The bride does not like coconut. Any help is appreciated.

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Jennifer353 Posted 17 Aug 2011 , 9:28am
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Sorry I'm not sure I understand the question. Ideas for the icing on top of the cake or the filling?

There have been some cakes like this here a little while ago decorated with fresh flowers and a dusting of icing/powered sugar and they looked really well.

holly1225 Posted 17 Aug 2011 , 3:34pm
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I apologize for not explaining it better. I am looking for ideas for the icing in the middle of the cakes. Since there is not going to be any on the outside of the cake I thought something amazing in the middle would be good. If you can tell me where I can find the one posted on here that would be great it sounds like what I am talking about. Thank you for your help I really appreciate it.

imagenthatnj Posted 17 Aug 2011 , 4:06pm
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I know what they're asking.

There was a "naked cake" done for Hillary Duff's wedding. It wasn't done that great in my opinion, because the cakes seemed to be a little burned. Here it is. You can enlarge the first photo on the second link.

And this is the original that's in the Maisie Fantaisie book, Cakes for Romantic Occasions.

In the book, there are also accompanying hearts made of the same cake with the curd and raspberry filling, dusted with powdered sugar.

holly1225 Posted 17 Aug 2011 , 10:06pm
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Thank you both of the cake examples you gave are close to what she is asking me for. What I would like to know is if you have any ideas for the frosting for the middle if the cake is a vanilla cake I kinda wanted something with a little more taste. I dont want it to be just a yellow cake with buttercream icing. The one cake said it had rasberry preserves and butter cream do you have any other suggestions? And again I thank you for all of your help I really appreciate it.

scp1127 Posted 18 Aug 2011 , 4:07am
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I offer a cake like that. You use a star tip and smooth all but the edge. Sometimes I don't smooth it and it looks interesting when cut cool, like lace. Then bring to room temp to serve. The top can be smooth or ruffled.

There is a world of possibilities for filling. Ask the bride for a few suggestions and you will get plenty of answers here.

LKing12 Posted 18 Aug 2011 , 4:16am
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Interesting-did she have a picture?

littlestruedel Posted 18 Aug 2011 , 4:28am
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The Sweetapolita blog has a couple of cakes that she has done like this. One was Neapolitan cake (chocolate cake with vanilla, strawberry and chocolate SMBC) that looked amazing!

imagenthatnj Posted 18 Aug 2011 , 4:30am
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I was just looking at it, to put the link here.

littlestruedel Posted 18 Aug 2011 , 4:32am
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^ That's the one! I haven't quite figured out how to attach links here yet!

imagenthatnj Posted 18 Aug 2011 , 4:36am
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littlestruedel, you just go to that link, copy the text on top of your browser (http://...etc) and then come back here and paste. It will show up in purplish red here.

littlestruedel Posted 18 Aug 2011 , 4:39am
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Thanks! I was clearly trying to make it more difficult then it actually was! lol!

CAKELADIE1 Posted 18 Aug 2011 , 4:54am
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I have one in my photos I did last year. The bride brought me a photo, so at the time, I wasn't sure who to credit.

holly1225 Posted 18 Aug 2011 , 1:38pm
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Thank you all for your help. The bride is no help she doesn't like cake can you imagine that? She really doesn't care what flavor I make the cake icing the only thing she had to add was that she didn't like coconut. I found the picture for the the cake. You can see it on

If you scroll to the bottom of the page you will see the cake. BTW this is a great website I have been able to find the bride a lot of ideas for her wedding to include a site that had free invitations designs that you can print out yourself. I am really good friends with this bride. I really just need a great flavor for the middle of this cake. I have really enjoyed conversing with all of you and appreciate your help.

Jennifer353 Posted 18 Aug 2011 , 1:54pm
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If the bride wont be eating much (if any) of the cake what about the groom, would he have a preference?
If not, to get you a starting place what colours are they having for the wedding and maybe you could go from there so the colour of the filling matches the wedding eg key lime or mint for green etc?

If you look in the Gourmet Flavours thread you will get more cake/filling flavours that you can imagine!

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