I have a friend that requested my version of Red Velvet cake, which is actually a chocolate beet cake (no, it isn't really red), but doesn't want cream cheese icing. I have only made it with cream cheese frosting. Also they aren't big sweet fans, so I am trying to stay away from chocolate. I was thinking about sour cream frosting like this:
Sour Cream Frosting
2 1/2 C powdered sugar
1/3 C sour cream, room temperature
1/4 C butter, softened
3/4 t vanilla
1/8 t salt
Will this crust? Will it hold the fondant? Will it freeze ok? The party is the day after I move, so I have already decided I will need to put the cake in the freezer for a week. I was going to do a couple of test cupcakes this week.
Thanks in advance.
There is a really good whipped cream buttercream icing (that does not use actual whipped cream) in recipes. It isn't too sweet and I love it! It goes well with red velvet, so I'm sure it will work with yours:
I am not sure about the recipe you posted. Based on the info you gave, I think I would stay away from the perishable. This also freezes well. I use it as a base under fondant and to ice an entire cake. You can also get it to crust by using extra meringue powder, as stated in the directions.