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Old 04-16-2013, 10:54 AM
 
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I want to make a cake for my youngest sister's graduation at the end of May and I've been thinking that a three layer lemon cake with blackberry buttercream, and then strawberry filling between the layers sounds like it may be good.

Any thoughts? If I'm going to use strawberry filling, should I also just use a strawberry buttercream?
The lemon cake + blackberry frosting + strawberry filling sounds like it would be really good, but I'm also worried it would be too much.

Here's the blackberry buttercream recipe I found: Lemon Cupcakes with Blackberry Buttercream Frosting | Tide and Thyme
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Old 04-16-2013, 12:14 PM
 
Location: North Idaho
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It's all the way in May. Make one now and test it out.

It's very risky to serve an untested recipe at a party.
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Old 04-16-2013, 12:32 PM
 
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That's going to be a very soft buttercream, not very easy to smooth if you're used to working with crusting buttercream recipes. The butter will make it wilt in the heat, if you're having the party outdoors in warm weather. Otherwise, it sounds okay. I would take the seeds out of the pureed blackberries though...or just use a seedless blackberry jam mixed into the buttercream.

Lemon curd makes a good filling for a lemon cake. If you're afraid it will be too sweet with the blackberry buttercream and strawberry filling, you could try lemon curd, the tanginess would be good. You need a stiff icing dam, stiffer than the buttercream recipe you linked to, to keep the lemon curd in, and the cake has to be refrigerated until it's served.
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Old 04-16-2013, 12:39 PM
 
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The blackberry buttercream looks pretty on a lemon cupcake with the contrast of colors, remember on a layer cake it will be a large purple cake with no contrast. I would ice it with a stiff white buttercream and decorate it with the blackberry.
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Old 04-16-2013, 01:13 PM
 
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It's all the way in May. Make one now and test it out.

It's very risky to serve an untested recipe at a party.
It's not for a party, just for family. And I'm in college, so it's hard for me to make test cakes sometimes because of time and budget. I've made lemon cake before with strawberry filling and strawberry buttercream before and it was yummy, but I've never tried blackberry buttercream but it sounds so good. Maybe I should just make a batch of the blackberry buttercream to see if I like the taste and such since I know my lemon cake recipe like the back of my hand. Hmm... so many options.


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That's going to be a very soft buttercream, not very easy to smooth if you're used to working with crusting buttercream recipes. The butter will make it wilt in the heat, if you're having the party outdoors in warm weather. Otherwise, it sounds okay. I would take the seeds out of the pureed blackberries though...or just use a seedless blackberry jam mixed into the buttercream.

Lemon curd makes a good filling for a lemon cake. If you're afraid it will be too sweet with the blackberry buttercream and strawberry filling, you could try lemon curd, the tanginess would be good. You need a stiff icing dam, stiffer than the buttercream recipe you linked to, to keep the lemon curd in, and the cake has to be refrigerated until it's served.
Yeah, it's not for a party. It would be refrigerated up until it was time to eat it.

On using the seedless blackberry jam, how much jam would you use for this recipe? That sounds like a good idea.
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Old 04-16-2013, 01:27 PM
 
Location: North Carolina
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I think lemon curd would be tastier than strawberry filling.
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Old 04-16-2013, 03:37 PM
 
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I think lemon curd would be tastier than strawberry filling.
I concur and with a cream cheese frosting.
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Old 04-16-2013, 03:49 PM
 
Location: Montreal, Quebec
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I concur and with a cream cheese frosting.
That's what I was going to suggest. The original idea had too many conflicting flavours.
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Old 04-16-2013, 06:28 PM
 
Location: Islip,NY
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I would use fresh strawberries mixed with the cream cheese frosting as the filling.Ice the top with cream cheese frosting and top with fresh strawberries.
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Old 04-16-2013, 08:45 PM
 
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Sounds great, send me one over too lol!
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