Happy Birthday Daddy!
When I asked my sister for suggestions for cake decorations she said that my dad is obsessed with trees. I laughed. Then I said, okay, I don’t have any better ideas. So I made trees. I think it looks like a Father’s Day cake.
I haven’t baked and decorated a cake for a looong time. Made some whipped chocolate ganache for this one. Filled with Chocolate Pastry Pride and crushed chocolate sandwich cookies (the generic kind because I’m cool like that ^-^.) The cake is just white cake mix… reduced oil, added non-fat plain yogurt, extra egg, milk instead of water. I didn’t really measure ingredients for anything in this cake. Seems to have worked out. Heh.
I couldn’t find my piping tips, so there is no border on the cake. They might be at my apartment. I don’t really know where anything is anymore. It’s so hard to live in two places at once. The trees are made of candy melts. Yellow and blue mixed together, piped into 1/2 tree shapes. Each tree has six “petals.”
Whipped Chocolate Ganache
2 cups semisweet chocolate chips
2 cups heavy whipping cream
1. Melt the chocolate chips over a double boiled, stirring constantly.
2. Add 1 cup of cream at a time, whisking until smooth.
3. Cool in refrigerator. Best if overnight. Or if you’re super impatient like me, 20 minutes…
4. Whisk using an electric mixer until fluffy. Place a bag of frozen peas under the bowl if you didn’t let it cool enough. 🙂