I’m new to this site, but have been baking with Rose’s Cake Bible since I made my engagement party cake in 1990—OK I’m dating myself
I’m doing 200 cupcakes for my son’s bar mitzvah party and he’s a vanilla addict. It will be outdoor, so I thought that mousseline buttercream would hold up the best, and I’d use the recipe for a three tiered wedding cake to get enough frosting for all of those cupcakes.
I thought that maybe I’d add white chocolate for a little more depth, but the recipe also calls for 1 cup of eau de vie or liqueur. My son doesn’t want any flavor other than vanilla coming through.
I can’t imagine substituting a cup of liqueur for a full cup of vanilla extract. Leaving the liqueur out would leave the buttercream flavorless IMO.
So what would you do? What kind of liqueur or eau de vie would you add a cup of? That would still let the vanilla flavor take center stage. I did look for a vanilla liqueur, but could’t find any in any of my local stores.