Originally Posted by buckytom
i've had some cupcakes recently thst only had a dollop of icing on top, and they were delicious. it emphasized how good the cake part was without killing it with the usual cloying sweetness.
i'm thinking a cake should be the same in some kind of ratio.
5 cups seems like a lot of frosting, even 2 cups, depending upon the height of the cake.
We used to have a restaurant in town that did a similar thing.
They would pipe a small frosting ornament on top of each serving of naked cake. The frosting was intensely flavored and the cake was moist, it was a killer combination with less fat and calories.
The servings were small and the prices were high, it always left you wanting just one more bite!