|Choosing a Filling for your
There are so many decisions to be made when it comes to weddings
sometimes we can feel overwhelmed by the choices in front of us.
Selecting a wedding cake used to be a relatively easy affair as
there was generally only a few choices of design, flavor and filling
– all that has changed as wedding cakes have become a refined
business. Today the choices in flavor and filling are enormous and
require lots of tasty testing to finally come up with what suits
you best. Here are descriptions of some of the most common wedding
Buttercream is a creamy, light and tasty frosting
made with eggs, sugar and butter. The classic buttercream is made
with egg yolks while a meringue version is made with the egg whites.
Both versions are very tasty and a perennial wedding cake favorite.
Custard and pastry cream is a filling made with
milk and eggs. This delicious filling is a good choice for winter
weddings or marriages held in a temperature controlled reception
hall as warm temperatures will cause the filling to melt.
Ganache is a truly sumptuous filling made from
heavy cream and rich, dark chocolate. It can be used either as
a filling or an icing.
Mousses or Mousselines generally used as an alternative
to buttercream. Easily flavored with fruits or liqueurs, this
dreamy filling must be served chilled for the best effect.
Fresh Fruit is an easy and delicious way to complement
any flavor or wedding cake. Not only can fruit be used in between
the layers but it can also be used to decorate the cake.
The best filling choice will depend on several things including
location, flavor of the cake, style and the kind of decoration
you want on it. If you want a simple cake then almost any filling
or frosting will do. However, if you want an elaborately decorated
cake then you might not have a choice but to choose a buttercream
or fondant icing.
Right Icing can Make the Wedding Cake