Olive oil cake glaze?
For a fund raising bake sale I am planning to make Mailino's olive oil cake https://food52.com/recipes... since it can be made ahead and I have to set up for the sale at 6:00 am. It's a valentine theme so I would like to dress up the cake a little but since it is at a hospital it can't need refrigeration. It's a moist cake, not overly sweet ckae with orange zest and juice. Any ideas? Orange curd? Icing sugar and orange juice, Grand Marnier and honey? Thanks
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You could also do a fruit compote with apricot, cranberry or blackberry (A tiny bit of cornstarch will make it less runny) and some candied pistachios.
I've made a fruity caramel before by adding in fruit juice/puree to caramel like with this cake: https://food52.com/blog/14890-how-to-make-your-caramel-100x-more-exciting-replace-cream-with-fruit
Glaze (from Bertolli olive oil co, made many times): confectioner's sugar 1.5 cup, lemon juice 3 tbsp, olive oil 1 tbps, lemon zest 1 tsp. Could use these ingredients as is or with orange flavors.
Candied or lightly salted nuts as a garnish. For crunch & contrast.
Fresh fruit (following Alice Waters Olive Oil Sauternes Cake, which she finishes with peaches, in summer). For Mailino's cake & winter, use supremes or candied slices or great winter oranges.
We've made this cake into a layer cake using whipped ricotta frosting: https://food52.com/blog/17564-the-cake-of-our-dreams-brought-to-you-by-ricotta-fried-toast
Another idea is an orange crunch glaze (based on this, but using orange instead of lemon, though lemon would be good too): https://food52.com/recipes/37592-gingery-olive-oil-zucchini-cake-with-poppy-seeds-and-lemon-crunch-glaze
Or you could follow one of these not-recipes for frostings using whatever flavor sounds good (rosemary, raspberry, or rosewater come to mind): https://food52.com/blog/16990-frosting-just-wing-it-no-recipe-required
Thank you for the suggestions. For my test cake I made the whipped ricotta icing using orange zest and it looked good and was deemed good by my testers. Not too sweet. i used some thin slices or cara cara orange on the top to give it some color but am not sure if I will do that again. Even 3 days later it is still moist and nice.