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(The Takeout)   So what's the ideal cake-to-frosting ratio?   (thetakeout.com) divider line
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2019-03-15 10:10:58 AM  
Depends on the frosting and the cake in question.
 
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2019-03-15 10:13:33 AM  
1:0 with a dusting of powdered sugar instead
 
2019-03-15 10:15:01 AM  
No cake, just give me the frosting
 
2019-03-15 10:20:24 AM  
Depends on the cake & frosting.

Sheet cake from the bakery with that thick, sugar heavy frosting?  About 4-5:1, cake:frosting
 
2019-03-15 10:29:16 AM  
3:14  Pie
 
2019-03-15 10:29:21 AM  
50:50
 
2019-03-15 11:06:20 AM  
Approx 5:95
 
2019-03-15 11:07:11 AM  
Trick question. The cake is a lie.
 
2019-03-15 11:11:55 AM  
Like this but make the whole top part balloons.  Just gobs and gobs of icing.  
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2019-03-15 11:12:03 AM  
What's the correct ratio for pizza? Cheese, sauce, crust. ... There is only one right answer. ... Yours.
 
2019-03-15 11:13:02 AM  
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2019-03-15 11:15:38 AM  

hodgemann: Depends on the frosting and the cake in question.


Came here for this - I just baked a strawberry amaretto cake for my wife's birthday, covered in amaretto whipped cream (because she's not a buttercream or icing fan), so I'm getting a kick....
 
2019-03-15 11:15:59 AM  
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2019-03-15 11:17:46 AM  
1:5 is for pussys. Real cake gets a 1:1.5 !

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2019-03-15 11:17:48 AM  
If the frosting is that fondant from a bucket crap, the answer is none.

/I don't care how amaaazing the cake looks, if it's airbrushed fondant over rice krispy treats you can fark right off.
 
2019-03-15 11:19:54 AM  

Fear the Clam: If the frosting is that fondant from a bucket crap, the answer is none.

/I don't care how amaaazing the cake looks, if it's airbrushed fondant over rice krispy treats you can fark right off.


But, but, but...it's edible, says the wife.  Yeah, so is cardboard is my reply.
 
2019-03-15 11:34:23 AM  

Fear the Clam: if it's airbrushed fondant over rice krispy treats you can fark right off.


Needs to be emphasized. I'm so farking tired of "cake competitions" in which we see assholes glomming Rice Krispies treats onto metal armatures, then covering that shiat in fondant and calling it a "cake."
 
2019-03-15 11:35:41 AM  

IgG4: 50:50


The right answer is 100% cake and 100% frosting. Otherwise it's like 3% milk.
 
2019-03-15 11:45:27 AM  
Whipped cream chocolate frosting with maybe a little cream cheese is pretty good right out of the bowl.
 
2019-03-15 11:58:24 AM  
ALL the frosting is the correct answer, but only if it's buttercream.
 
2019-03-15 11:59:06 AM  
Depends on the frosting, and as long as it isn't fondant (though marshmallow fondant is somewhat acceptable) or faux buttercream (powdered sugar and butter).
 
2019-03-15 12:36:36 PM  
My friend is a pastry chef and she makes the absolute lightest, fluffiest, most delicious buttercream frosting. So for that cake... 100:0? That's the right ratio.

/I'd eat my way out of a vat of that stuff.
//I sound fat.
 
2019-03-15 12:37:37 PM  
It matters greatly the quality of the frosting.  Grocery store sheet cake, the frosting is trash, there's no point in even eating that sadness. What is that stuff even made from, some sort of stable vegetable oil? The stuff out of the jars, also trash, but slightly less so.

Home made buttercream, hell yes.  That cream cheese frosting? Sure.  Various real whipped cream based toppings, absolutely.  Some sort of chocolate ganache, yep!

It's fairly hard to fark up the cake part, unless it's super dry, or actually wet.
 
2019-03-15 12:51:05 PM  
Ker_Thwap:

It's fairly hard to fark up the cake part, unless it's super dry, or actually wet.

Tres leches cake disagrees.
 
2019-03-15 12:57:05 PM  

Needlessly Complicated: Ker_Thwap:

It's fairly hard to fark up the cake part, unless it's super dry, or actually wet.

Tres leches cake disagrees.


Yeah, just not a fan of mealy pudding.
 
2019-03-15 01:25:09 PM  
'If frosting were a piece of paper' thin. I want cake not diabetes. I love buttercream frosting, hubby hates it and it makes me sad.
 
2019-03-15 01:40:37 PM  
First, I'm usually happy to get cake, regardless of the ratio of frosting to cake.

Having said that, if the frosting is actual buttercream and delicious (with no or minimal sprinkles), I'm not picky about how much frosting, either. 3 sides, 2 sides, 1, I'm fine with it.

If the frosting is that gross whipped cream crap, I usually scrape it off and just eat the cake.
 
2019-03-15 01:43:45 PM  
Adding: fondant is gross. It makes a nice, smooth surface but is like eating tub caulk with sugar added.
 
2019-03-15 03:36:26 PM  
All frosting, with cake just as a mechanism to get it to my mouth.
 
2019-03-15 03:46:25 PM  
Nothing store bought.  With that said, cream cheese frosting has got to be thick.  I make a lemon cake that is dense almost like a pound cake with lemon cream cheese frosting that is killer.
 
2019-03-15 05:43:25 PM  

Ker_Thwap: It matters greatly the quality of the frosting.  Grocery store sheet cake, the frosting is trash, there's no point in even eating that sadness. What is that stuff even made from, some sort of stable vegetable oil? The stuff out of the jars, also trash, but slightly less so.

Home made buttercream, hell yes.  That cream cheese frosting? Sure.  Various real whipped cream based toppings, absolutely.  Some sort of chocolate ganache, yep!

It's fairly hard to fark up the cake part, unless it's super dry, or actually wet.


I LIKE the grocery store crisco frosting stuff...
 
2019-03-15 05:46:45 PM  
Fun fact: Black food dye will make you poop green for days.
I learned this after my daughters Book of Life/Day of the Dead theme birthday party and cake.
Parents called me rather upset their 8 year old princess was pooping green.
 
2019-03-15 08:05:04 PM  
Don't you guys find that much frosting cloying as heck?  Of course, I have to watch my sugar intake, so I'm probably biased.  : /
 
2019-03-15 08:33:04 PM  
I've gotten to where I only like semi sweet cream cheese frosting.

Stick of room temperature butter, pack of room temperature cream cheese, teaspoon of vanilla, and powdered sugar to taste.

Hit it with a mixer. Done.
 
2019-03-15 09:37:45 PM  
Ratio of what? Volume? Surface area? Weight? You are neglecting the spatial distribution. Dumber-than-reddit question.
 
2019-03-15 11:22:37 PM  
Although there were questions online why he asked but we all know why:

https://www.facebook.com/TheOrville/v​i​deos/bortus-wants-the-corner-piece-epi​sode-8-season-2-the-orville/4075439931​62871/

More frosting!

But personally I prefer a middle piece (less frosting).
 
2019-03-16 04:32:01 AM  
With my mom it would be something approaching 1:1 by volume.  Not exaggerating.  She'd put flowers and stuff all over the cake and the flowers were as thick as the cake itself.  And her icing (none of this "frosting" crap, it's icing, and it's pop too, so shut up) was awful: basically powered sugar mixed with a little of vegetable shortening and food coloring.  She didn't even use butter-flavored Crisco or vanilla or anything like that, it was just the plain unflavored shortening.

So basically you'd get a slice of cake with two cubic inches of sweetened hydrogenated soybean fat on top.  Just thinking about how her icing tasted gives me short bursts of PTSD.  (It took me a long time before I realized why I hated it, after experimenting with my own cooking I realized that things made with shortening taste like battery acid unless there's something else to supply a base note.)

I don't make cakes a lot but when I do I'll use a cream-cheese-based icing (or half cream-cheese, half shortening for a little more neutral) and keep it relatively thin.
 
2019-03-16 06:48:08 AM  
Depends...Some cakes, like a lemon chiffon, can be so delicate that just a little bit of frosting
is all it needs or you just obliterate the cake flavor..But some types, like carrot cakes and spice cakes,
you want a nice hearty frosting with coconut and nuts and stuff...
 
2019-03-16 01:40:59 PM  
There are exceptions, but if the frosting bulks as large as the cake, I'll pass on both.
 
2019-03-16 02:01:31 PM  

A Gentile in Boca: Fun fact: Black food dye will make you poop green for days.
I learned this after my daughters Book of Life/Day of the Dead theme birthday party and cake.
Parents called me rather upset their 8 year old princess was pooping green.


...
I
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Why would they call you?
And are they checking every BM?  Why would they...
I
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