Yesterday I made Rose’s Chocolate Neoclassic Buttercream and I fell in love with it. The texture was perfect and the taste was out of this world. It was a dream to ice the cake with. My husband is from european descent and he couldn’t believe the taste of it. Quote ” It is not too sweet and has a nice hint of chocolate flavour, not overpowering ) I think this will be my go to chocolate buttercream from now on. Such a dream to make to with the corn syrup. ( Although I accidently burnt one of my fingertips on the syrup, will have to be more careful next time.) Thank-you so much Rose for developing and perfecting this buttercream. I have been searching since I began baking for the perfect chocolate buttercream, and now I have found it!!! I didn’t think that my kids would like it because it is not overly sweet but they did. As my 13 year old son said and I quote “this is heaven in a bowl”. I made the deep passion chocolate cake with a light whipped ganache filling and It paired excellent with the neoclassic buttercream. I was going to make mini cheesecakes and mini carrot cakes for Christmas but my mother-in-law asked me to make my sister-in laws birthday cake for Christmas. ( Her birthday is on Christmas Day ) So that threw my ideas out the window. But I think she will be pleasantly surprised with her cake. Will post pictures soon.
So many buttercreams, so little time!
I don’t remember if we can do other flavors for the Neoclassic buttercream. Have you tried different flavors for buttercream? I remembered in The Cake Bible she tells how you can add her strawberries/raspberries conserve. I heard this is very good but I haven’t tried them.
No, I haven’t tried any other flavours but chocolate. It seems everyone that I make a cake for asks for chocolate buttercream icing, nothing else! Well my 40th birthday is in May this year and I am going to make my own birthday cake. It will not be chocolate!!! (Not that I don’t love chocolate) But I want to try something different, something extravagant!!! - maybe lemon or coconut. But I suppose I will make a small chocolate cake with chocolate buttercream icing for those members of my family who won’t eat anything but a chocolate cake. I call them culinary cowards
Well my birthday isn’t until the end of May, but I would like to pick what cake I would like to make so I have plenty of time to prepare. In fact I would like to make Woody’s lemon cake and Roses coconut cake. It is my 40th birthday, so I think I am allowed to have two cakes. Besides, I have wanted an excuse to make both of them for a while. :0
Thanks Jenn. I noticed in RHC that Rose has 2 coconut inspired cakes to choose from, one with whipped cream topping and the other with a coconut flavoured buttercream. I haven’t had any experience with either one of these cakes. I am wondering which one I should make. I am leaning towards the one with the coconut flavoured buttercream since I will have 2 cakes they might not all get eaten in one day. I think that the one with the whipped cream topping won’t hold up as well for a few days. I am hoping that I can make the buttercreams for both cakes in advance and freeze them until I need them.
Liza - I’ve made the one with the coconut buttercream and I can tell you it’s so good. The birthday boy loved it and several guests said that it’s the best cake that I’ve made so far. I haven’t made a lot of cakes but that was a nice compliment to hear. Oh and it does hold for the next couple of days refrigerated. (boy - I really sound like a telemarketer don’t I? ).
Ha Ha Ha!!! No you don’t sound like a telemarketer. This is what I would like to hear. I always am nervous about trying a new recipe that nobody has made before. But thankfully all of the recipes I have tried so far from Rose’s books have tasted wonderful. And it it great to hear the successes from other members. It just boosts my confidence in trying a new recipe. Up until a couple of years ago I always baked my cakes from a box ( I know, I know ) But since I got the Cake Bible and Rose’s Heavenly Cakes, I will never go back to a mix. Same with the Buttercream recipes. Never will I make an icing with icing sugar and shortening again. Like I said at the beginning of my post, I am in love with the buttercream recipes in these books.
Thanks Liza! I’m the same way, it’s always good to hear from others about the recipes that they’ve tried. Though for me, by now, since I’ve made quite a bit of Rose’s recipes, I am more courageous of trying.
That’s a huge change that you did from baking with cake mixes to Rose’s recipes. Her recipes are awesome but some of them do take some time. I think it’s really great that you’re baking now. I’ve only been baking for a couple of years now. Before this I have never baked anything, so I totally understand where you’re coming from. Now I’m so in love with Rose and her recipes - I have all the 3 bibles and RHC.