Hello everyone! I have a cake that I am doing for a friend today and I am having a hard time deciding on the flavor for my frosting. First of all the cake is a made from scratch chocolate and my filling is going to be a whipped chocolate ganache. So I was trying to decide on my frosting, I have a butter rum flavor I was thinking about using but I am not sure how the flavors will "mesh" along with the chocolate cake and the filling. So what do ya'll think? Butter rum icing or should I just stick with my normal vanilla flavored buttercream? Thank ya'll so much!!
I'm all for triple chocolate. haha.
How about a white chocolate?
I like almond flavor in both my vanilla and choc buttercream. Not a ton, just enough for people to ask 'what is that?'
what does the FRIEND like or prefer?
If it was up to me, I'd make everything vanilla because that is my ultimate favorite flavor (drives my kids nuts!). but the cake isn't for me ..... so what *I* like doesn't matter. It's all about what the client/friend/recipient likes.
Seriously, anything goes with chocolate.
When I can't do chocolate frosting because of the color, I tend to do citrus-flavored BC. This is largely because I almost always have orange juice and/or lemon juice in the fridge but it tastes really good, and people always love it because it's just a little bit unexpected.
yep truly anything goes with chocolate....even butter rum....but personally I like caramel.
I have to go with the almond as well! It's my old stand by!
I sometimes use a little brown sugar in my buttercream when using with a chocolate cake. You have to cream it into the shortening VERY well to "dissolve" the sugar - but the effect is yummy. People always ask me what's in the icing. It gives it kind of a carmel-like flavor. This is really yummy with a cream-cheese icing.