A bride called and would like a chocolate groom's cake dusted with cocoa powder. I can kind of picture it, but has anyone seen a cake like this or actually made one? I'd really like to see one and know how to do it. Thanks!
Sounds kind of disgusting to me since cocoa powder is not sweet. I suppose if you were to dust it onto a ganache covered cake, it would be like a giant truffle.
It's just like the dusting on top of tiramisu. The sweetness of the cake/icing plus the bitter taste of the cocoa go really well together.
If for some reason the person does not like the taste (though she asked, so I assume she does) it can be cut a little with powdered sugar, though it will lighten it a bit.
I love topping a cake with cocoa. You can just shake it on, or lay a stencil or paper doily on the cake and then dust over for a pretty design when you lift the stencil.
I think it tastes wonderful, but I like the combo of bitter and sweet very much. Most folks who like dark chocolate will probably like it as well.
Sorry no pics, but I am sure you can find some here or online somewhere.