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 Future Mother-In-Law 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.