(Closed) Red Velvet Cake trial run…

posted 7 years ago in Food
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

I’m biased, since it’s my cake, but I love a light vanilla cake with strawberries and cream filling with buttercream icing.  I know that our baker mixes the cream filling with meringue, so it’s super light.  And great for a summer day!

Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

I like the plain vanilla idea… simple, delicious.

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

Fiance and I are all about the vanilla.. although, a spice cake has been talked about, as well.
For a red velvet cake, have you thought about cream cheese icing instead of buttercream? I always use that when I make it, and it’s delicious. :]

Post # 8
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

I’ve never tried this, but if you like the look of red velvet cake but not the taste, I don’t see why you couldn’t add red food coloring to a white or vanilla cake and just have the red color but the vanilla taste!

Post # 9
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

aw, that sucks!!! you could try to make the red velvet by leaving out the cocoa powder and adding 1/2 as much flour as you would have cocoa powder, and that way you still get your red cake! but if you really want something new – I think we’re doing a caramel brown sugar cake with vanilla or brown sugar buttercream (haven’t decided which frosting I want yet, but all the recipes are from the Magnolia Bakery cookbook, which is…YUM!), since that’s a pretty universal flower profile, and then I’m thinking of adding chocolate sauce on the side (because When Harry Met Sally is totally my favorite movie, and chocolate is my favorite food but we have some people who are allergic, so this way it’s optional!)

Post # 10
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

I usually make my sponge cake with caramel filling, it’s very yummy. You can do the white cake recipe and use the red food coloring and then just use your favorite filing.

Post # 12
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

@anne B: you could do a white chocolate ganache filling, it’s super easy to do and soooo good!

Post # 14
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I will always vote for coconut. Reduced coconut milk (just dump it in a saucepan and simmer, stirring occasionally, until it’s 1/3 its original volume) is the best thing IN THE ENTIRE WORLD to add to frosting.

Post # 15
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

@anne B: 

*wipes saliva from mouth*! – bahahaha, you’re funny. When I’m making my cakes, I’m always drooling cuz they’re so good, I pretty much eat the left overs lol

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