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Wedding cupcake tower advice

HFXNS | | Aug 25, 2009 10:33 AM

I am making 60 cupcakes plus a small (8") cake for my brother-in-law's wedding. I am looking for help deciding on a frosting flavour. The bride specified that the cake must be chocolate, which is fine by me because I have an excellent dark chocolate cupcake recipe from America's Test Kitchen.

The problem is frosting. I figured that chocolate frosting would be the best choice. However, the bride said she'd like a "snazzy" flavour, such as "pumpkin spice, cinnamon, orange or rum." I not sure that any of those flavours goes terribly well with chocolate (except maybe orange).

The cupcakes are going to be on a cupcake tower with the cake on the top, so the icing colour should add to the display. Orange frosting, unless dyed orange, would just look off-white, I think, and I'm not sure how it would look with the brown cupcakes (too halloween-y?). I am planning to use brown cupcake liners, as well. The wedding colours are brown and "a toasted orange/copper/amber colour." (It is a fall wedding in a rural setting).

The bride and groom are very flexible, so I know they won't mind whatever the frosting is, but I want to make sure it's something that tastes good and meets their "snazzy" requirement, but isn't too complicated to make and transport.

Any advice would be appreciated. Thanks.