I'm doing a tiered Minnie Mouse themed birthday cake for a one year old. Mom wants vanilla cake with chocolate mousse filling. I will be covering with fondant.
Should I use dark chocolate ganache or white chocolate ganache?
And the smash cake will be a Minnie Mouse hat with the ears and bow. I'm not sure if I'll put this on top of the tier or perhaps make it a separate cake. Maybe I should do white for this one, as it will be less mess for the baby? (but the fondant will be black anyway, so...)
Or maybe a better question would be when do you use white chocolate ganache over dark/milk chocolate ganache.
Sometimes it's a matter of taste, but in this case I think either would work.
Thanks for your thoughts!
Either would be fine, but maybe ask your customer what she would prefer. As for smash cakes, I do them individually and only use buttercream, because ganache and fondant aren't really smashable and in my opinion, is too much of a choking hazard for a 1 year old.
Ah...good point @oftheeicing ! The little Minnie Mouse hat I am doing will probably end up on top of the tiered cake. It is quite small, so I think I will do a separate cake with buttercream.
For my sons first birthday, I did a fox smash cake (covered in BC) and had modeling chocolate ears (also covered in BC). I removed the ears prior to the smashing. Perhaps your ears could easily be removed as well? I was thinking the same on fondant - no fun for smash cake and choking hazard.