I just do this aa hobby and haven't actually done a cake in a little while. I had someone facebook message me about her wedding in October. She wants a small 2 tier for "Show" and then cupcakes to feed the rest of her guests.
Here is my kicker. She wants a mixture of choclate cake (no problem) and her grandmothers carrot cake with her cream cheese icing recipe. I asked to take a look at both recipes. She sent me the icing recipe and I really don't think that it will be stable enough to ice a smooth cake and pipe details.
Here is is:
4oz cream cheese
1/2 cup butter
2 cups icing sugar
1 tsp vanilla
Beat well until smooth
I thinking of offeringg to do the cupcakes in the carrot cake and the larger cake in choclate to allow her the piping she wants. Will I even be able to pipe nice swirls on the cupcakes with this recipe? I normally use the decorators cream cheese recipe and have a have a hard time truly decorating anything fancy with that or getting it as smooth as I can with BC.
Thoughts? Should I use her recipes?