What (besides cream cheese) could you frost red velvet cake with?

I know that traditionally, red velvet cake is frosted with cream cheese frosting but, between you and me, I don t really care for it so much! I m planning on having a red velvet wedding cake for my 2020 wedding and I m just curious, can you use say, a regular vanilla buttercream? What other flavours would work well with a red velvet cake?

Thanks in advance ♡

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  • audrey
    Lv 7
    2 weeks ago

    Vanilla buttercream is delicious on red velvet cake!

  • Anonymous
    2 weeks ago

    Swiss Meringue Buttercream. Not American.

  • 2 weeks ago

    you can use what ever frosting you like. Red Velvet doesn't have a specific flavor as it has a small amount of cocoa in it, so its not real chocolate flavor and mostly its vanilla cake with a little cocoa and a boatload of red food coloring.

    ANY frosting you like will dress it up nicely.

  • denise
    Lv 7
    3 weeks ago

    Just a regular buttercream would be fine, Maybe your could sprinkle some freeze dried [crumbled] strawberries or raspberries over it?

    Or add some berry color / flavor to the buttercream instead of vanilla?

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  • Byrd
    Lv 7
    3 weeks ago

    Ask the bakery duh

  • 3 weeks ago

    I would select a Swiss or French Buttercream much more flavorful than the typical "American Buttercream" that is overly sweet and not much flavor. 

    A visit to a "real" bakery and ask for a sample of a piece of cake with each type so you can get an idea what they are like. 

    The French will be a bit richer than the Swiss.

    they also both hold up well at room temperature or even in warmer temperatures. 

    • Queen3 weeks agoReport

      Thank you! I think a Swiss buttercream would be perfect!

  • abdul
    Lv 7
    3 weeks ago

    Frost it with 7 minute cooked frosting. Here is a recipe; https://www.kingarthurflour.com/recipes/seven-minu...

  • 3 weeks ago

    well technically red velvet is just a type of chocolate cake so what would you frost a chocolate cake with?

  • Mark
    Lv 7
    3 weeks ago

    Buttercream will work,  Vanilla buttercream if you carefully brush off any crumbs on the cake beforehand (that's one of the issues with frosting a dark cake with a light frosting - crumbs)  Also, 7-minute icing" will work, but it almost has the consistency of a marshmallow!

    • ckngbbbls
      Lv 7
      2 weeks agoReport

      with a crumb issue, bakeries do a very light coating of frosting called a crumb coat to glue the crumbs to the cake. chill and then they frost it with what ever frosting they are going to use and there are no crumbs to contend with.

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