Cakeoff Results

September 20, 2008 at 3:21 am 2 comments

Here are the two results:

On the left, my Meringue Frosting and on the right, my Buttercream. Both ridiculously tasty and beautiful! I wish that I could let you know how these babies tasted… They were soo good. But I have to choose the winner..

Meringue overview: the Meringue frosting was very light and not too sweet. I didn’t mind since the frostings that are really sweet just aren’t my thing. The browned top of the meringue from when I put it in the oven a second time really gave a different texture that was very pleasing. The lightness and subtle sweetness complimented the acidity of the peach filling and the honey flavor of the cake.
Overall, I give this Frosting an 8 out of 10. If only it had more body.

Buttercream overview: This frosting was super creamy and oh-so delicious. I did, however, have an issue being able to taste the butter. I mean, it’s not that I *didn’t* taste it, it’s just that this recipe tasted a bit TOO buttery. Too buttery, you say? How is this possible? It should taste MARVELOUS! Well, I have to admit, even though on first taste this frosting isn’t as yummy as the meringue, I think that this is the frosting that had me coming back again and again and again, sneaking out flavors whenever I could. The soft creaminess complemented the cake very well, since this cake is a bit heavier than your average. I should enjoy this frosting again sometime soon, I think.
Overall, this frosting gets a 7 out of 10. If only I couldn’t REALLY taste the butter.

And the verdict is:
Meringue wins! I love this extra texture that you get from broiling the meringue. Just makes me think about Mom’s lemon meringue pie and wanting to eat all the little brown tops off of the meringue before anyone else. Now I get an entire cupcake of brown tips. Horray for me!

For this, the first cakeoff, I had one person make the cakes with me. Kelly, my sister, in TX made the cakes to cure herself of serious boredom. Here’s how she did:

Pretty darn sweet lookin’!! Great job Kel! Stick with it and you too can make a tasty buttercream!

Happy Baking, folks!


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2 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Marilla  |  September 22, 2008 at 7:08 pm

    That meringue looks wonderful. And your art is amazing. 🙂

  • 2. dolcecakes  |  September 22, 2008 at 11:21 pm

    Thank you! I thought it looked pretty yummy (and wouldn’t you know, it tasted even better!)


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