Originally Posted by SweetNSassyTreats
You are right! In my area some people are still afraid of the fillings but I'm trying to get them to see they are great. Do I should add the orange to my vanilla almond icing or just vanilla. And what kind of icing do you suggest with lemon curd?
Personally, I would leave out the almond extract. I've added orange and vanilla together, and it's sort of like a Dreamsicle flavour. But I've also just used orange. I've also added Lorann oils to my icings. Just be very careful how much you add as they do get stronger over time. I added coconut once for a pina colada cake I was making. It had a very coconutty taste and I didn't add a lot.
If you want to introduce some of your customers to fillings, bake up some test cakes and fill them and offer samples somehow. I've done that and used my friends as testers (they're always willing to eat cake) when I've wanted to try out a new recipe for a cake, or a flavour combination.