In the southern USA, a biscuit is a flour-shortening-buttermilk quick bread eaten usually with breakfast and sausage and/or gravy. I've seen a lot of recipes for the type cake to which you are referring on the internet, but have never seen one. Just enter British Biscuit Cake into your search engine. Sorry I cannot offer any personal experience.
Well, this cake Prince William had done was a biscuit fridge cake. But, not sure I can roll fondant onto it. Then of course this is the oreo chocolate, or jaffa cake cake.
I'm afraid I'm not much help either. It's something I have never had or seen.
I found this article on the web, don't know if it helps any? http://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/wordofmouth/2013/jul/24/how...
As for adding fondant - that's going to depend on how 'lumpy' your cake top is going to be. If you can get it smooth, then it should work. But won't that make it very sweet?
How about a chocolate biscuit cake of some sort and cover it in ganache instead? You could use white chocolate to make the ganache, then you can also decorate it if needs be.
thanks all so much for your comments, the customer wants me to make a few samples. can i make the following in advance and then freeze cakes?
1. vanilla sponge
2. Chocolate mint made with aero
3. Jaffa cake - sponge with jaffa inside
5. biscuit cake layer, she said she wants the malteeser and almond biscuit cake or some other variation still not sure what to do...
For her sample, i will just provide the samples but on the actual day i dont know which ones i can put fondant one and which ones chocolate ganache?
i know for e.g. i can do fondant on vanilla and lemon, shall i do choc ganache for the sweeter ones like the mint, jaffa and biscuit ??
Sorry for all questions but its my 1st wedding cake order and want to get it right lol.
I can help with some of the questions, I think.
Freezing - yes to all of them. In fact, I recently made some jaffa cake cupcakes and froze them. When they were defrosted, they tasted exactly the same and had the same texture as they did before they were frozen.
I would put fondant on the vanilla and lemon definitely. Jaffa cake and mint oreo I would use ganache for sure. You could flavour your ganache to compliment too if you wanted too. So I little bit of orange liquer or orange essence in the jaffa and a drop of mint flavouring for the oreo one.
Malteser and almond I think you could do either. If you use fondant flavour it with almond essence
thanks Katy! when you say i can freeze do you mean the batter or bake the cakes first then freeze?
great stuff as it will be hard to bake 5 cakes at one time so i might just spread it out a little.