Would Bailey's Be A Good Compliment With Raspberry?

Baking By Debbye27 Updated 2 Feb 2013 , 7:33pm by Debbye27

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Debbye27 Posted 1 Feb 2013 , 1:10am
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I'm making a two tier cake for my sister in law.  I want one tier to be vanilla with a raspberry puree filling.  The second tier vanilla, and I was thinking of trying one of the bailey's frosting recipes from here, but unsure if that would be a good compliment since I'm not really familiar with the taste.  I was going to do the outer coatings in a french vanilla buttercream (it's one of the traditional rosette cakes)  Would all of that go together or should I toss the Bailey's idea and find something else?  I did want to go with some alcohol themed cake b/c it's for adults.


Thanks in advance for your opinions

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Margaret393 Posted 1 Feb 2013 , 11:11am
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Hi Debby27


I think that the combination of the vanilla and raspberry flavours would blend well together. Why dont you try it out on a smaller scale first - make a few vanilla cupcakes, with the vanilla and raspberry puree filling, and decorate with Baily's frosting. Have a tasting session with some friends to see what the feedback is.


Maybe try the raspberry puree filling with and without the vanilla, given that both cake teirs and coatings are vanilla flavoured - as it may mask the raspberry flavour.


I know that Baily's cheesecake served with raspberry coulis - is a popular dessert on Irish menus!


Good luck and happy baking!

Hope this helps



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BakingIrene Posted 1 Feb 2013 , 2:20pm
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Well if one tier has a raspberry filling then you need to stiffen the puree with gelatin or cook it with cornstarch.


The second alcoholic tier could have framboise or other raspberry liqueur sprinkled onto it, and then just use the vanilla buttercream for filling.  Then the whole cake is raspberry-vanilla and people won't fight over that Baileys tier.

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Debbye27 Posted 2 Feb 2013 , 3:18pm
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AThanks for the tips...I'm going to do the big tier in Bailey's now...(so they don't fight lol) and i do use a great raspberry puree recipe that thickens with cornstarch, I googled Baileys and raspberry and found a ton of recipe results, which I probably should have done in the beginning. :) So I'm sure they will pair up nicely. Thanks again for your advice.

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BakingIrene Posted 2 Feb 2013 , 4:09pm
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Well just to warn ya...any party that has two flavours of cake will have plenty of people asking to try both. 

Big PITA for whoever is serving, 


When you have the same basic flavour and only one has booze, people ask for one or the either according to their preference. So the fruit filling shows which one is on the plate.


Anyway, I'm sure there won't be any leftovers.

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Debbye27 Posted 2 Feb 2013 , 7:33pm
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AOh, i just reread your original post...now I get what your saying...makes sense to add raspberry to both so u either get raspberry or raspberry and baileys....gotcha! Thanks... I am cutting my two inch cakes in half so I'll have four layers....i can do the middle layer with the raspberry and top and bottom with Bailey buttercream. And the top tier all raspberry for the kids and others. And it will make the whole cake more cohesive too. Thanks again, glad i checked my email bc im working on it now.

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