Post # 1
I am not sure what to do here. A lot of you know that we are doing a Cheesecake for the wedding. I was going to decorate it really simple with Ribbon around it and flowers. But my FMIL wants to put white chocolate frosting on it. Would that take away from the point of the cheesecake? I really wanted to do a topping bar, but I feel like doing that would be pointless with White Chocolate frosting…or any kind of frosting, really. What should I do? Would you as a guest not mine frosting AND a topping from the topping bar, or would you not like the idea of a frosted cheesecake? Fondant is not an option with my FIL’s (not that it would be much better). Help…I’ve only got 3 weeks to figure this out. She’s doing a tester, but I’m afraid I will hate my cake!
Post # 3
I personally would NOT want frosting.
Post # 4
I would say wait and see how the tester comes out. I personally say that if it’s what you two like that most people probably wouldn’t have a problem with the frosting (I will mention that I do love all kinds of chocolate).
Post # 5
Well honestly I don’t put frosting on my cheesecake. I like a little chocolate dripple and strawberries or something.
I think your topping idea is awesome though! I’d love that. Soo..maybe you can have her make a little test cheesecake with the chocolate to see how you feel, but personally I like the plain cheesecake and topping bar way more.
Post # 6
Hmmmm, I dont think I have ever had frosting on a cheesecake. I personally dont like white chocolate and would be much more excited if I could put my own toppings on (!!!)
Its your wedding cake and I think if you just tell her that you really had your heart set on a “topping bar” then she will understand.
PS: that sound amazing, I wish I was coming
Post # 7
Frosting doesn’t really go with cheesecake in my opinion…so I would definitely prefer the topping bar over the frosting.
Post # 8
I’d go for a white chocolate drizzled on – like they do at fancy restaurants. Except I don’t really like white chocolate. I like the topping options – preferably fruit and chocolate sauce.
Post # 9
cheescae is sweet enough no frosting gross!!!! i would do your topping bar strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, chockalte, carmel,
Post # 10
Okay…That’s what I was thinking, and I told her how I felt. She’s thinking more about look than taste so I am not sure what to do. She said she wasn’t “trying” to take the topping bar away. A Picture only does so much for me. I have never heard of frosting on cheesecake, either. I don’t know what to sad without offending her more than I think I have.
Post # 11
Why not have two cakes; one with frosting and one without???
That might make her happy.
Personally, I wouldn’t like frosting on the cheesecake, but I usually pick the frosting off of cake anyway.
Post # 12
I’ve never had frosting on cheesecake and I’ve had a LOT of cheesecake. I think frosting on cheesecake would just make it too sweet and if I was a guest, I’d spend a lot of time peeling it off. I prefer the toppings bar.
I also just googled for cheesecake with frosting and didn’t see any with white chocolate that came up. I did see a creamcheese frosting which I think would make it too cheesy. I know the cheesecake factory puts whipped cream on the side. Maybe that could be an option?
Post # 13
I think that it is good you told her how you felt…maybe have a huuuge bowl of white chocolate at the topping bar? 🙂 good luck!
Post # 14
What about a white chocolate (or chocolate) ganache as a compromise? Kind of like this:
Post # 15
I like the idea of the topping bar.. that way people can put what they want with it. You could have different syrups and things like oreos, m&m’s, fruit, etc!
Post # 16
I have had cheesecake with a white chocolate mousse just on the top, and it is delish. It is a nice texture combination, too. Airy mousse, dense cheesecake. Still goes well with the topping bar.