Chocolate Mousse Wedding Cakes

by Lienkie
(Cape Town, South Africa)

Hi

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.

Kind regards
Lienkie

Hi 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

Lorelie

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Sep 03, 2010
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Chocolate Mousse Wedding Cake
by: Anonymous

Hi Lorelie
Thank you for getting back to me so quickly, much appreciated. I just wanted confirmation that this will not be a good idea and make sure that I didn't miss something. Thank you, know I can give the bride enough reasons why her idea will not be possible. I've had a look at your recipes and will definitely try a few of them.
Thank you for a informative sight.
Keep up the good work.
Kind regards
Lienkie

Sep 03, 2010
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Not a Good Idea
by: Lorelie

Hi Lienkie,
Sorry for the confusion. I would try to convince the bride to go with a different cake. A chocolate mousse cake is too risky in my opinion. Maybe another person reading this has a suggestion. Hopefully we will get more responses.
Thanks for the nice comments on my site. Come back anytime to ask a question or give a suggestion. Or even try to help other cake decorators and brides out. I don't know all of the answers so you can jump in to any of the posts on this site and try to help out if you want to.

Thanks again
Lorelie

Dec 09, 2010
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Why?
by: Anonymous

Hi Lorelie! I have a other question with that! If I live in Canada, why don't you suggest to do a wedding cake with a chocolate mousse? If I don't cover my cake with fondant... Because, in your recipe, you give a recipe for a 14-10-6 wedding cake. Thank you for all! I'm just a little confused! Is it possible to do that?

Dec 10, 2010
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Chocolate mousse filling
by: Lorelie

Hi The only reason NOT to do a chocolate cake with chocolate mousse filling for a wedding cake is if the cake has to stay out of the fridge for any length of time.
In my experiences, fondant cannot be refrigerated without becoming sticky and shiny If you want your fondant cake to have that nice porcelain matte finish then you do not want to refrigerate it once it is on the cake. Chocolate mousse needs refrigeration.

I suggest NOT to do a chocolate mouse filling when making a fondant cake. I hope that answers your questions.

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