So for the Lasagna / Salad dinner party mentioned in another thread, the guest of honor specifically requests a white cake with chocolate frosting. He finds chocolate cake with chocolate frosting “too chocolaty”. He has also requested theme like decoration. This will be interesting… I do not plan on writing on the cake, but will likely place a plaque made of fondant on the cake. So,
I am wondering which chocolate frosting I should make. Is the milk chocolate ganache with the lacquer glaze too much chocolate for the White Velvet Cake and this person who does not want an all chocolate cake? Should I just skip the lacquer glaze? Should I fill the cake with a vanilla mousselline or vanilla pastry cream? Or how about a raspberry mousseline for the filling?
I plan to make two tiers to make it look more celebratory, accommodate 25 people, and allow room for the fondant or molded choc which will make the theme.
The good part, I am asked to provide another cake (or dessert) of my choosing. So far, I am leaning toward Golden Dream in 9 inches only (since Chocolate is in other dessert). I am willing to try something (not choc) that I have not done, but I need it have wide appeal.
The best news: budget is not an object!