Chocolate Mousse Wedding Cakes
(Cape Town, South Africa)
I've been asked to make a chocolate mousse wedding cake, but the bride wants the cake to be covered in fondant. I would think that a mousse cake will be too soft to cover neatly with fondant?
Do you have any suggestions or ideas for me in this regard? It seems that chocolate mousse cakes are all the rage at the moment, everybody is asking for this as wedding cakes.
I am not sure if this is such a good idea to cover it with something other than a chocolate band and how well this will survive the summer heat in Cape Town, South Africa?
Do you have suggestions or tips for making chocolate mousse wedding cakes and perhaps a recipe for mousse that's not so soft and won't melt too easily?
I'm not quite confident about offering this to my brides when I can't guarantee that it will not melt and get ruined on a hot day.
I will greatly appreciate any suggestions that you might have.
LienkieHi Lienke, Thanks for visiting the site and asking a great question. I do have a chocolate mousse recipe that is pretty firm. It contains butter which helps to firm it up when cold. Having said that it will get soft in the heat. This is a filling though and not a cake.
I personally would not use a mousse cake for a wedding cake. I would do one of my chocolate cake recipes with mousse filling. But there is an issue because refrigerating fondant causes it to get sticky and shiny.Therefore I don't offer chocolate mousse fillings for fondant cakes as it wouldn't be safe. You can use a chocolate butter cream or ganache instead.
Hope this helps you out