I had a great deal of creative license with this cake- the only requests were no fondant and marble cake. Easy enough! I baked up a 2-tier chocolate and vanilla swirl cake (10" and 6") and then had fun with the filling and frosting.
For the filling, I made a bittersweet chocolate ganache, using Ghiradelli bittersweet chocolate and heavy cream. Who knew ganache was so easy? Instead of leaving it a thick, fudgy ganache, I whipped it into more of a mousse consistency. I could have eaten the whole bowl of just plain whipped ganache. It was THAT good.
|Whipped ganache as a filling!|
For the frosting, I made up a medium batch of Maxine's Decorating icing, but flavored it with vanilla and heavy cream. This was hands down the most delicious version of Maxine's Decorating icing that I've done. It is SO worth using the heavy cream.
From the reviews I heard, the shower was a great success and everyone loved the cake! Happy Wedding, Stephanie. We love ya!