Ganache wedding cake
Two tier textured ganache wedding cake
GANACHE WEDDING CAKE
I love your site and wondered if you could help me with decorating a wedding cake with white chocolate ganache. The bride wants a textured "pleating" effect in ganache on a three tier cake for 80 people. Any tips please gratefully received. Many thanks. Hi Genievive,
Thank you :-)First off do you have a good recipe for white chocolate ganache? I have used my dark chocolate ganache for many cakes, but have not had a request for a white chocolate ganache in all of my years doing this, believe it or not.
You would use the same method as the dark chocolate ganache recipe only using white chocolate instead.
Once you get your ganache to the correct consistency for piping, try using a large rose tip to make the pleats or a basket tip(smooth side up so you don't get the basket weave effect.)
I recently did this with a cake, but my pleats were horizontal. It looks like yours are vertical. I found it tricky and ended up with more of a ruffled effect. It still looked pretty though.
You will need to practice this and have a very steady hand. My best advice is to try it on a practice cake and try to perfect it.
If you are doing a three tier I would probably go with a 12 bottom cake and an 8 inch center cake and a 4 inch top. Possibly having a side cake as well just to be sure.
Let me know how it goes and if you want to you can upload a picture of it and a story or enter it in the ongoing Cake Decorating Contest.
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