Chocolate Cake Combinations Needed Please

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colabear71 Posted 16 Sep 2008 , 6:03am
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I have my first commissioned cake this weekend. icon_biggrin.gif It is a baby shower and the mom to be wants chocolate cake. She requested one layer to have buttercream filling and said to surprise her one the second layer. I am still very new to caking and am looking for some suggestions as to your favorite or most requested fillings for a chocolate cake. I was planning on doing a butter recipe chocolate cake, but am not against trying something different before this weekend.

Also, if anyone has any suggestions as to decorations...I would appreciate them. The theme is western/farm animals. It will be a two tier cake. I've got a few ideas from cakes that I've seen here on CC, but I'm open to other ideas too.


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caincakemaker Posted 16 Sep 2008 , 6:07am
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You could do a chocolate ganache filling. I like to do that with a thin layer of raspberry jam. Tastes like a Ghirardelli candy bar.

I saw a farm animal cake on the website today that is so cute. You could use it for an idea, perhaps.

Good luck!

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DsLady614 Posted 16 Sep 2008 , 6:08am
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How about a fruit type mousse? I found a nice recipe for a Raspberry Mousse in the recipe section here. I haven't tried it yet, but it got really good reviews. It is essentially cream cheese, coolwhip and a seedless jam. That would be good with chocolate I think. Personally I'd do both layers with it.

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Jopalis Posted 16 Sep 2008 , 6:36am
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Nutella mousse? If she likes hazelnut.

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ceshell Posted 16 Sep 2008 , 7:31am
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I do what caincakemaker suggests all the time...yummmmmm. Make a fresh raspberry puree if you can; if not seedless jam works well. I whip the ganache too.

Nutella is a GREAT suggestion WOWEEE is that good with chocolate cake, but I generally would not want to surprise someone with a nut filling, in case of allergies.

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chutzpah Posted 16 Sep 2008 , 7:38am
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Homemade-Goodies Posted 16 Sep 2008 , 8:02am
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I love Bavarian cream filling, counter-balances the blatant sweetness of the frosting and chocolatey-chocolate of the cake.

Or, I'd go with raspberry....tried and oh so true! icon_biggrin.gif

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Leigh01 Posted 16 Sep 2008 , 8:31am
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Black cherries and chocolate ganache with cream is really delicious. Chocolate with a caramel filling works well too.

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LadyMike Posted 16 Sep 2008 , 9:05am
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Whipped white chocolate ganache, or white chocolate mousse.

Or how about a whipped cream cheese filling? Oh YUM!!!! icon_lol.gifthumbs_up.gificon_lol.gif

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Mike1394 Posted 16 Sep 2008 , 9:36am
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Fruit based, strawberry, or raspberry thickened puree.

Pastry cream. icon_biggrin.gif

Chocolate mousse.


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colabear71 Posted 16 Sep 2008 , 6:42pm
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Thanks everyone. The mousse or cream cheese style filling sounds great...I'm think raspberry might be a good one to go with.

Another question though, how stable is the mousse with cream cheese? How long can it be out after being filled or decorated?

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eatdessert1st Posted 17 Sep 2008 , 1:11pm
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Favorites around here: Chocolate raspberry ganache, caramel IMBC, cookies and cream, sweetened whipped cream (with or without chopped toffee bits). Yum!

Melanie Mc.

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colabear71 Posted 25 Sep 2008 , 6:05am
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Just wanted to thank everyone again for there suggestions.

I went with a chocolate cake with raspberry mousse. I was a huge hit with everyone. I'm still getting phone calls about how delicious it was. I posted a pic of the complete cake. Let me know what you think. I feel it was ok. I ended up with an absessed tooth and a trip to the ER with a killer migraine, the day before the cake was due.

I would appreciate honest feedback so I know what I am doing right and what needs improvement. That's how we learn.

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