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WHITE FROSTING confusion

pitu | Mar 8, 2007 12:00 PM

(hum Wall of Confusion)
I have a b'day cake to make. Chocolate with White Frosting.
White is not my flavor, so I am torn in many directions.
I have a cake recipe - Very Good Chocolate Cake from The Gift of Southern Cooking
it's very moist and uses coffee

I wish I could cover it in whip cream, but I have to make it in the afternoon and serve it at a restaurant later that night. So it has to be a stable frosting.
Options are a regular buttercreme, or a southern custard frosting I read about here
http://www.chowhound.com/topics/364031
or a butter/cream cheese mix like you'd use on Red Velvet Cake
or (and this is a bow to the White part) something made out of non-hydrogenated veg shortening, which I understand to be the fluffy cheap frosting bakery way. That grosses me out a little, but
Midwestern bakery birthday cake is the look I'm going for.
problem is: I don't actually know what that is...

Any thoughts for me before I go grocery shopping tonight?
THX!

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