A friend would like me to bake a cake for her daughter who's turning 10. They keep their celebrations simple, so she requested a small round cake, no more than a 7 or 8 inches.
She said she likes Raspberry as a filling, and first thing that sprang to my mind was chocolate because I like that combination, either dark or white, but they're all allergic to chocolate... so for this cake, no chocolate, no ganache either.
I usually like to use 2 different fillings for my cakes to keep it interesting, some ideas:
Raspberry - Vanilla Buttercream (Nice and balanced)
Raspberry - Vanilla Cream Cheese frosting
Raspberry - Lemon Curd (could be too tangy?)
Raspberry - Almond Buttercream (too adult maybe?)
What do you think? Or maybe I should just go with Rasberry Mousse in all layers? - If I went for the mousse, do I need to Dam the layers and cover them with a thin layer of buttercream before the mousse so it doesn't seep into the cake?
Thank you all in advance for your suggestions, I'll keep my eyes peeled.