I am looking for some suggestions. Some friends of ours just bought a new home, and I am making a cake for them this weekend. The cake they want has Chocolate Ganache on the outside with no fondant. I am at a loss as to how to do the decorations on this cake? How do I make it look good with the Ganache as the "base" of the outside of the cake? I have used Ganache alot, however, I almost always cover with fondant. Any suggestions would be deeply appreciated!! Thanks in advance!!
would they be opposed to modeling chocolate? its a little more expensive but you could try filling and crumb coating the cake with whipped ganache and then cover with modeling chocolate just like you would fondant...
What kind of decoration did you have in mind? I've seen several chocolate ganache cakes that look great with brushed embroidery, luster dusts, sugar flowers... a nice deep chocolate brown is a gorgeous color to work with! Or maybe even though the flavor is different you could do a white chocolate ganache?
Unfortunately, never worked with modeling chocolate. ? Been wanting to but a little intimidated by it. I was kind of wanting to put a small RKT house on top, but not sure how I would blend that in with a chocolate base? Maybe use some buttercream, for grass? They are not wanting the white chocolate ganache so that won't work. Keep the suggestions coming! Thank you ladies! You are the best!!
Hmm, is it a square cake or round? How big/tiers?
Round cake. Just a single tier. Probably just an 8 inch. There will only be a couple of people there to celebrate. She is inviting a few friends from church, and our Pastor to bless the house. So maybe tie that in somehow? I don't think I have ever been at such a loss as to what to do with a cake. Again, thank you for your input!!
That is really cute! I actually was getting way too carried away and was thinking maybe do an 8" square cake and make it look like a moving box with packing tape or an address label. I tend to think way too grand sometimes
What are you planning for decorations?
I did a very simple but cute house warming cake. It was a 10" round. On the top was a replica of the front doors of the new home with the house number above it. The top and bottom borders were grass with a few flowers here and there and a couple of butterflies. I think grass green would look great against the darker ganache. Under the doors I wrote May God Bless Our Home. It was all very simple and cartoonish. It wasn't elegant, but that's what they wanted. Of course, I didnt take a picture. Because I'm an idiot!
Mine was similar to this but they were front doors instead of a window.
Thank you sooooo much for the links! I am kind of wanting to put a small RKT house on top. Either that or I really like the idea of the mailbox. How do you think they supported that on top of the dowels? I guess that is what those are? After looking thru the pics, I think I have a good idea of what to do. If I can get the upload to work, I will post a pic once I have it done this weekend. I have been having problems uploading pics lately, so no promises. But again, thank you everybody for your help! If anybody else has another idea, please let me know.