Almond "italian" Wedding Cake?

Baking By yellowdog Updated 15 Feb 2015 , 1:45pm by Bluehue

yellowdog Posted 12 Feb 2015 , 9:08pm
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A friend is requesting a cake that she once had. She said it was an Italian wedding cake; that it tasted of almond and that it had a buttercream frosting.  She said that it was an old fashioned cake.  I thought maybe it had marzipan instead of fondant, but she insisted that it was buttercream.  Anyone have any ideas of what type of cake she is describing?

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matthewkyrankelly Posted 12 Feb 2015 , 10:51pm
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Try googling italian wedding cake.  At the same time look up italian rum cake.  It sound like it is one of those.  Or maybe a hybrid.  But, hundreds come up.

julia1812 Posted 13 Feb 2015 , 4:28pm
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AIf it tasted of almond it was most likely with amaretto. Almond confetti is a very traditional thing at Italian weddings.

Bluehue Posted 14 Feb 2015 , 11:45am
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Could you not use Almond Meal as part of the dry ingredients....

You will get the Almond Taste - The Almond Meal texture plus a lovely moist Cake - without having to use Marzipan to cover it.....

It is freely available over here in Australia in all supermarkets.... Not sure where you are - or if it is freely available for you - but it would be a great option....

 

ETA:  Don't use Almond Flour - it doesn't like heat - thus using the healthier and better option of the Almond Meal

 

Bluehue :)

MimiFix Posted 14 Feb 2015 , 6:39pm
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Many wedding cakes from Italian bakeries are made with almond paste.  

Bluehue Posted 15 Feb 2015 , 11:08am
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Originally Posted by MimiFix 
 

Many wedding cakes from Italian bakeries are made with almond paste.  

Yes....true.....but i thought suggesting using  Almond Meal would be a far better alternative

I would prefer to cook the Cake Batter using Almond Meal...

Such a lovely taste to the Cake itself and moist texture......

Similar to when creating Macarons

MACARONS not MACAROONS ;)

MimiFix Posted 15 Feb 2015 , 12:11pm
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Yes, of course, @Bluehue. I was simply answering the OP's question, not commenting on your alternative suggestion.  

Bluehue Posted 15 Feb 2015 , 1:45pm
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Originally Posted by MimiFix 
 

Yes, of course, @Bluehue. I was simply answering the OP's question, not commenting on your alternative suggestion.  

;-D

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