romiepeaches Posted 5 Jan 2012 , 5:56am
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My friend has asked me to make her wedding cake, which would consist of 3-4 tiers. She wants two tiers to be chocolate cake with white chocolate buttercream and one or two tiers buttermilk cake with lemon buttercream. My question is would it look ok to make a cake like this, with the two different frostings? There will not be fondant to cover it up. I'm wondering how similar the color of frostings will be. Anyone tried this? Should I not do white and color the frosting?

Thanks

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melanie-1221 Posted 5 Jan 2012 , 2:04pm
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There shouldn't be much of a color difference if any at all. I have also made a white chocolate buttercream with a little lemon extract in it and it tasted great. Then you could use the same batch of icing, just divide and flavor.

Texas_Rose Posted 5 Jan 2012 , 6:54pm
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Use a lemon flavoring that doesn't have any color to it...Lorann's lemon emulsion is white, I'm sure there are others as well.

FromScratchSF Posted 5 Jan 2012 , 7:13pm
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I'd do vanilla buttercream on the outside of the cake and use the flavored buttercreams between your layers. That's the primary reason all my tiers are 4 layers of cake with 3 layers of filling - the buttercream on the outside of the cake only goes to a small number of guests so might as well have it be neutral and flavor-profile matching.

LisaPeps Posted 5 Jan 2012 , 7:45pm
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Originally Posted by FromScratchSF

I'd do vanilla buttercream on the outside of the cake and use the flavored buttercreams between your layers. That's the primary reason all my tiers are 4 layers of cake with 3 layers of filling - the buttercream on the outside of the cake only goes to a small number of guests so might as well have it be neutral and flavor-profile matching.




I agree. At least that way you are 100% certain that it will £dry" the same colour as well, if you were using two different recipes then there is not way of telling without doing a practise run.

Nyasalicious Posted 5 Jan 2012 , 7:58pm
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Same as FromscratchSf and Lisa Peps..

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