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DIY One Minute Chocolate Frosting Recipe from The Yummy Life. Vegan and non-dairy options are also listed. I’ve had such good luck from every recipe I’ve tried from this site. For other recipes from The Yummy Life that I’ve posted (like Brownie Lava Cake) go here: truebluemeandyou.tumblr.com/tagged/the-yummy-life
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This is a fantastic guide to help not only with deciding the taste/look of a wedding cake but for ANY cake whether it’s for a baby shower, birthday, anniversary etc. This is a great breakdown guide to help you narrow down your flavor/decor choices.
oh and PS: YES, those links below are DIY cake and frosting recipes ::swoon::
The traditional option, and with good reason: It tastes great with any filling or frosting. For a fresh turn, Kromer suggests pairing it with passion fruit or vanilla Swiss meringue buttercream.
Just a little bit richer than white butter, it’s the second most popular choice of brides at Wendy Kromer Confections. When it comes to fillings and frosting, “the sky’s the limit,” she says.
Unexpected and nutty, this meringue is a nice complement to basic cake layers like white butter. “It’s delicious with chocolate, praline, or even white-chocolate buttercream frosting and filling,” says Kromer.
Lemon Poppy Seed
This refreshing cake “tastes best with citrus and vanilla flavors,” she says. “Go with lemon curd and lemon buttercream or white-chocolate buttercream frosting.”
Spicy, sweet, and sometimes nutty, it’s often coupled with cream cheese icing. Kromer likes to serve it with caramel-cream cheese or white-chocolate filling, or vanilla buttercream.
It relies on cocoa for its chocolaty taste and a splash of red food dye for its dramatic color. “Try it with cream cheese frosting, or chocolate-hazelnut, chocolate, or caramel buttercream,” she suggests.
Not only does it look cool, but it goes with just about everything. “It’s great with fruit fillings, especially raspberry preserves,” says Kromer. “The flavors come together really nicely.”
After white butter and moist yellow, this cake is third most popular. White or chocolate frosting is a typical pairing, but “apricot, pistachio, coffee, or rich caramel flavors are nice, too,” she says.
Cake Fillings and Frostings
1. Caramel Sauce
2. Caramel-Cream Cheese Filling
3. Chocolate Ganache
4. Lemon Curd
5. Swiss Meringue Buttercream
6. Chocolate Buttercream
7. Apricot Jam
8. Pistachio Buttercream
9. Cream Cheese Frosting
10. Raspberry Preserves
Finishing Touches for Wedding Cakes
1. Gum-Paste Flowers
2. Coconut Shavings
3. Metallic Luster Dust
4. Piped Basket Weaves
5. Chocolate Shavings
6. Piped Edgings
7. Pearl Dragees
8. Piped Meringue
9. Piped Fleur de Lis
10. Sugared Violas
11. Gum-Paste Fruit
12. Marzipan Fruit
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