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 ♡
- audreyLv 78 months ago
Vanilla buttercream is delicious on red velvet cake!
- Anonymous8 months ago
Swiss Meringue Buttercream. Not American.
- ckngbbblsLv 78 months 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.
- deniseLv 78 months 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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- TulipLv 78 months ago
Ask the bakery duh
- Nikki PLv 78 months 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.
- abdulLv 78 months ago
Frost it with 7 minute cooked frosting. Here is a recipe; https://www.kingarthurflour.com/recipes/seven-minu...
- 8 months ago
well technically red velvet is just a type of chocolate cake so what would you frost a chocolate cake with?
- MarkLv 78 months 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!