What Cupcake Flavor With A Espresso Ganache Buttercream?

Baking By CupcakeQT82 Updated 12 Sep 2011 , 5:38pm by cake n bake

CupcakeQT82 Posted 2 Sep 2011 , 2:53am
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hi! I am making cupcakes for a coffee-themed baby shower. One flavor will be dark chocolate cupcake with whipped peanut butter icing. The other I am using my espresso ganache buttercream icing, but can't decide which cake flavor to use with it to keep with the "coffee" cupcake. I am already using a chocolate one, so I was thinking a butter yellow cupcake? What do you all think? TIA!

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Elcee Posted 2 Sep 2011 , 3:11am
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I think white chocolate or french vanilla would go great with your icing...which sounds delicious, BTW!

mirda6275 Posted 2 Sep 2011 , 3:21am
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Try the white velvet from CC recipes. it's a really mild chocolate flavor, and it goes great with coffee flavored frosting... it isn't overly chocolate...tastes like a great white cake with a hint of mocha.

SweetSuzieQ Posted 2 Sep 2011 , 3:24am
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What about a cinammon cake.

CandyLady Posted 2 Sep 2011 , 1:18pm
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I am in Cleveland OH and there is a cupcake truck that sells a chocolate cupcake filled with homemade carmel and topped with mocha buttercream To die for!

CupcakeQT82 Posted 2 Sep 2011 , 6:55pm
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I'm thinking vanilla bean should be the best option. Any good vanilla bean recipes?

madcobbler Posted 2 Sep 2011 , 7:36pm
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I was thinking a butter cake brushed with a kahlua simple syrup would compliment both the chocolate and espresso.

AKS Posted 3 Sep 2011 , 11:01pm
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I'm with suzieQ-cinnamon would be great as it goes well with both coffee and chocolate.

LaurenLuLu Posted 4 Sep 2011 , 9:22pm
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Bailey's Irish Cream brushed onto white cake?

LaurenLuLu Posted 4 Sep 2011 , 9:23pm
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Oh no! Baby shower - Sorry.

salokin Posted 8 Sep 2011 , 12:37am
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First thing I thought was a caramel flavored. Going for a caramel macchiato kind of feel

Bluehue Posted 8 Sep 2011 , 1:10am
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icon_confused.gif What is this....ganache buttercream icing

I am thinking - ganache and buttercream icing all mixed together.... yes?

Bluehue.l

scp1127 Posted 8 Sep 2011 , 6:31am
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Banana. One of my best combinations.

CupcakeQT82 Posted 10 Sep 2011 , 12:28am
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Bluehue

icon_confused.gif What is this....ganache buttercream icing

I am thinking - ganache and buttercream icing all mixed together.... yes?

Bluehue.l




Yes, it's something I kind of concocted. I was going to do just espresso ganache at first but then wanted it a little fluffier so I made a small batch of BC and slowly whipped the ganache into it and YUM!

CupcakeQT82 Posted 10 Sep 2011 , 12:29am
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Bluehue

icon_confused.gif What is this....ganache buttercream icing

I am thinking - ganache and buttercream icing all mixed together.... yes?

Bluehue.l




Yes, it's something I kind of concocted. I was going to do just espresso ganache at first but then wanted it a little fluffier so I made a small batch of BC and slowly whipped the ganache into it and YUM!

Bluehue Posted 10 Sep 2011 , 4:58am
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Quote:
Originally Posted by CupcakeQT82

Quote:
Originally Posted by Bluehue

icon_confused.gif What is this....ganache buttercream icing

I am thinking - ganache and buttercream icing all mixed together.... yes?

Bluehue.l



Yes, it's something I kind of concocted. I was going to do just espresso ganache at first but then wanted it a little fluffier so I made a small batch of BC and slowly whipped the ganache into it and YUM!




Sounds delish taste wise and very soft in texture...thanks for answering.

Blue. icon_smile.gif

cake n bake Posted 12 Sep 2011 , 5:38pm
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i would go for something with vanilla or you can use a vanilla bean that would be nice

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