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HELP! Gourmet flavors????post #1 of 63981/11/09 at 2:49pmThread StarterI have a bride that is having a large, extravagent wedding and reception. She has a hefty budget and is wanting some "gourmet" flavors for her cake. She doesn't want the typical white almond, yellow, classic white, etc. I'm drawing a blank and would appreciate ideas for some decicious cake combinations that are out of the box. I want to stay away from nuts in case someone has a nut allergy. However, using almond extract would be ok. She's coming in on Monday evening for her consult. TIA!
Cake Central Top Pickspost #2 of 63981/11/09 at 7:17pmThis is the first time I've printed my entire list to share with the world... It's huge!
Almond Joy ~ Rich chocolate-almond cake filled with chocolate ganache & coconut filling.
Amaretto Divine ~ Amaretto cake filled with chocolate fudge & Amaretto crème filling.
Andes Dream ~ Chocolate cake baked with Andes mints, filled with chocolate fudge & mint filling.
Apricot Almond ~ White almond sour cream cake with Amaretto cheesecake & apricot puree.
Banana Caramel Cheesecake ~ Banana cake with cheesecake & fresh caramel filling.
Bananarama ~ Banana cake filled with caramel, banana crème and chocolate ganache.
Banana Split ~ Layers of banana, cherry, & chocolate cakes filled with chocolate fudge & banana crème.
Black Forest ~ Chocolate-cherry cake filled with chocolate truffle & cherry filling.
Blueberry Sour Cream ~ Sour cream cake with cheesecake & blueberry fruit filling.
Boston Cream Pie ~ Butter cake filled with vanilla crème & chocolate ganache.
Butterscotch Rum ~ Rich butterscotch rum cake with a cheesecake filling.
Cappuccino ~ Milk chocolate-cappuccino cake filled with cappuccino truffle & thick cream.
Carrot Cake ~ cheesecake filling.
Chai Latte~ Fragrant chai spiced cake filled with cheesecake.
Cherry Vanilla ~ Layers of cherry cake and vanilla cake with cherry chocolate-chip ricotta filling.
Chocolate Banana Cheesecake ~ Layers of chocolate and banana cakes with banana & chocolate cheesecake.
Chocolate Covered Cherry ~ Cherry chocolate-chip cake with a chocolate cherry truffle filling.
Chocolate Dipped Strawberry ~ Layers of strawberry and chocolate cakes with a fudge filling.
Cinnamon Roll ~ Cinnamon swirl butter cake filled with sweet cream cheese.
Caramel Apple ~ Butter cake filled with sliced apple fruit filling & fresh caramel.
Citrus twist ~ Swirls of orange and lemon cake filled with orange cheesecake & lemon curd.
Coconut Cloud ~ Coconut cake filled with coconut crème.
Cookies & Cream ~ Rich dark chocolate cake with an Oreo cookie filling.
Crème Brûlée ~ Caramel cake filled with fresh caramel & white chocolate ganache.
Decadent Chocolate ~ A divinely decadent chocolate cake filled with chocolate fudge & chocolate-chip mousse.
Espresso Chip ~ Mocha-chip cake with espresso truffle filling.
Funky Monkey ~ Layers of banana & peanut butter cakes filled with layers of chocolate fudge, banana cheesecake, & peanut butter mousse.
GoodiesnCream ~ Moist butter cake with a creamy filling loaded with Butterfinger and Heath toffee bits.
Goodnight Kiss ~ Anise flavored champagne cake with white chocolate truffle filling.
Guava Lava ~ Pretty pink guava cake filled with guava fruit filling and cheesecake.
Hawaii Five-O ~ Pineapple cake filled with banana crème, mango curd, & coconut cream.
Hot Cocoa ~ Hot cocoa cake filled with marshmallow crème.
Irish Cream ~ Baileys Irish Cream cake with a Baileys chocolate truffle filling.
Kahlua ~ Rich dark chocolate-Kahlua cake with Kahlua crème filling.
Key Lime ~ Key Lime cake filled with key lime curd and cheesecake.
Lemon Drop ~ Lemon cake filled with lemon curd & white-chocolate ganache.
Lemon Kiss ~ Swirls of almond and lemon cakes filled with raspberry puree & lemon cheesecake.
Margarita ~ Rich margarita cake filled with lime cheesecake.
Mocha Toffee Crunch ~ Chocolate mocha cake filled with mocha fudge & toffee bits.
Neopolitan ~ A layer each of chocolate, strawberry and vanilla cakes filled with chocolate and strawberry cheesecake.
Orange Dreamsicle ~ Moist orange cake filled with vanilla mousse.
Orange Valencia ~ Orange chocolate-chip cake filled with rich chocolate fudge. *My personal favorite*
Peaches n Cream ~ Moist white cake infused with peach, filled with white-chocolate truffle & peach fruit filling.
Peanut Butter Fudgey ~ Peanut butter chocolate-chip cake filled with chocolate fudge and Reeses filling.
PBJ ~ PB cake, peanut butter mousse & raspberry fruit filling.
Pineapple Guava ~ Pineapple cake with guava fruit filling.
Pink Champagne ~ Pink champagne cake with cheesecake filling.
Piña Colada ~ Coconut pineapple cake with coconut crème filling and pineapple fruit filling.
Popsicle ~ Pineapple and cherry cakes swirled together with pineapple & cherry truffle filling.
Raspberry Truffle ~ Dark chocolate-raspberry cake filled with chocolate fudge & raspberry puree.
Rainbowlicious ~ Six vibrant colors of vanilla cake, filled with vanilla mousse.
Red Velvet ~ Rich red velvet cake with cheesecake filling.
Root beer Float ~ Root beer cake swirled with vanilla and filled with thick cream.
Smores ~ Graham cracker cake filled with marshmallow crème & chocolate ganache.
Strawberry Banana ~ Alternating layers of strawberry and banana cakes filled with banana and strawberry cheesecakes.
Strawberry Fields ~ Moist strawberry cake filled with strawberry cheesecake & strawberry puree.
Strawberry Lemonade ~ Strawberry & lemon cakes swirled together and filled with strawberry cheesecake & lemon curd.
Sunrise ~ Swirls of cherry and orange cakes, filled with orange mousse & cherry mousse.
Tiramisu ~ Espresso infused butter cake with mascarpone-Kahlua filling, over a spread of chocolate ganache.
Tropic Breeze ~ Tropical cake (pineapple, banana, coconut) filled with Pineapple cheesecake.
Turtle ~ Dark chocolate cake filled chocolate fudge, caramel, & toasted chopped pecans.
Tuxedo ~ Layers of white & dark chocolate cakes filled with layers of white-chocolate truffle & rich fudge filling.
White Almond Sour Cream ~ White almond sour cream cake filled with cheesecake & raspberry puree. Also great with chocolate-cheesecake filling!post #3 of 63981/11/09 at 8:47pmThread Starterpost #4 of 63981/11/09 at 8:53pmpost #5 of 63981/12/09 at 8:05am
I use the WASC recipe as my base and start substituting from there: Flavored coffee creamers, juices, liquers, thawed frozen margarita concentrate, coffee, melted ice-cream, flavored yogurts in place of sour cream, pudding mixes, LoRann flavored oils...post #6 of 63981/12/09 at 9:00amThread Starterpost #7 of 63981/12/09 at 5:03pmI know it's probably too late for your consultation, but we have the following for our cakes:
white chocolate cake with lemon curd and white chocolate buttercream filling
Dark chocolate cake with a raspberry buttercream or white chocolate buttercream with fresh raspberries
French vanilla cake filled with raspberry jam and lemon curd
red velvet dream: layers of red velvet cake and white chocolate italian meringue buttercream
I know my list is not as long as MacsMom, but it gives you something. by the way, MacsMom...you have my mouth watering!!!!Whatever may be your task, work at it heartily from the soul, as something done for the Lord and not for men. -- Colossians 3:23Whatever may be your task, work at it heartily from the soul, as something done for the Lord and not for men. -- Colossians 3:23post #8 of 63981/13/09 at 6:28ampost #9 of 63981/13/09 at 10:25ampost #10 of 63981/17/09 at 10:49pmpost #11 of 63981/18/09 at 5:32pmIt's a mock-cheesecake filling, actually:
16 oz cream cheese, softened
4 c Frostin Pride or Bettercreme
2 pkgs cheesecake pudding mix
Beat cream cheese 'til smooth cream cheese. Blend the dry pudding mixes into the whipped Bettercreme; blend into the cream cheese.post #12 of 63981/18/09 at 7:21pmpost #13 of 63981/18/09 at 7:32pmSure! If clients ask which is your favorite you have to say the Orange Dreamsicle - everyone LOVES that one!
I charge $4 to $5 per serving, depending on the complexity of the design: carving, mad hatters, figures, and height add to the cost. I say "height" because it takes more support and planning to make sure the sucker won't fall over . My Stack-o-Lantern cake required a cake dummy under the base so I could hammer 2 long dowels all the way through the cake and down into the dummy. I still thought it might topple!post #14 of 63981/19/09 at 8:44ampost #15 of 63981/19/09 at 8:56amAll right, since we're sharing, here's what I offer. All scratch, most are recipes from either The Cake Book or the Cake Bible.
**Black Forest cake--The classic combination of chocolate cake with cherry soaking syrup, filled with whipped cream and cherries or optional cherry mousse.
Mocha Spice cake--Rich sour cream chocolate cake with a dash of coffee and fresh and dried ginger, cinnamon, nutmeg, and cloves.
Pink Champagne cake--Made with real pink champagne, filled with champagne-flavored buttercream.
**Sour Cream Poppyseed cake (with lots of poppyseeds) with whipped white chocolate lemon ganache filling.
Raspberry Mousse cake--White or chiffon cake brushed with orange syrup, filled with layers of raspberry preserves and raspberry mousse.
Lemon Chiffon Mousse cake--Lemon chiffon cake with ginger syrup and lemon mousse.
Lime Chiffon cake with fresh ginger mousse.
**White Chocolate Whisper cake--White cake baked with real imported white chocolate. Filled with whipped white chocolate ganache or white chocolate cream cheese filling.
**Creme Brulee cake--Cream brulee-flavored cake filled with fresh caramel sauce and Bavarian cream, frosted with regular or caramel-flavored buttercream.
Banana cake with caramel espresso filling. Can also be brushed with coffee soaking syrup and filled with maple mousse. Nuts optional.
Creamy Coconut cake--Coconut cake, baked with coconut milk and coconut flakes, brushed with a rum soaking syrup, filled with coconut custard filling, frosted with coconut buttercream. (Also great filled with lime curd)
Lemon Lust--Lemon cake, lemon soaking syrup, lemon cream cheese or lemon curd filling, and lemon buttercream, for citrus lovers.
*NEW* Italian Wedding cake--Vanilla sponge cake brushed with rum syrup, then filled with fresh zabaglione.
Orange Grove--Orange cake, with orange or Grand Marnier soaking syrup, orange mousse or buttercream filling, and orange frosting.
**Lemon Meringue Coconut Cake-with lemon curd and real coconut baked inside, filled with layers of lemon curd, coconut flakes, and crisp/chewy coconut meringue. This amazing confection will make lemon meringue pie lovers swoon!
**White Chocolate Raspberry Almond Cake-almond genoise brushed with raspberry soaking syrup, filled with layers of seedless raspberry preserves and whipped white chocolate ganache. Ambrosia!
White Chocolate Eggnog Mousse Cake--spiced chiffon cake brushed with rum soaking syrup, filled with white chocolate eggnog mousse (think cream, nutmeg, and rum!).
Ginger Spice Cake--moist and rich, laced with the spices of the holidays, filled with pumpkin mousse or custard. If you love gingerbread, try this!
Vanilla Cognac cake, baked with both vanilla-infused cognac and regular Madagascar bourbon vanilla for extra vanilla flavor
Kahlua White Russian cake--white chocolate and real Kahlua-laced white cake with Kahlua white Russian cream filling.
**Chocolate Espresso Kahlua Cake--Chocolate cake filled with layers of crisp espresso meringue and Kahlua mousse, for coffee lovers.
**Chocolate Peanut Butter Mousse Cake-one of my personal favorites--Chocolate cake filled with delicious peanut butter mousse that will actually make you say, "Wow!"
Chocolate Coconut Mousse Cake--Chocolate cake with creamy rum-spiked coconut mousse filling.
Chocolate Daquoise Cake--Chocolate cake filled with layers of milk chocolate buttercream or mousse and crisp/chewy, nutty meringue.
Almond Joy--Chocolate cake filled with layers of chewy coconut and toasted almond dacquoise.
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