The week before last was a big baking week for me. I made 2 elaborate birthday cakes. The first one was the peach one that I posted in this forum already. The second one was a decadent Chocolate Peanut Butter Cake.
The cake was a Chocolate Fudge Cake from The Cake Bible. The frosting was the peanut buttercream from Rose’s Heavenly Cakes. The topping is a peanut butter ganache from a recipe at Smitten Kitchen.
Everything cake together pretty easily! The cake was straight forward. The peanut buttercream was so easy to make: throw everything into the KitchenAid and turn it on! I used my BeaterBlade for the first time. I love it!! And the peanut butter ganache was made by putting everything into a bowl and microwaving, stirring every 20 seconds until melted.
Check out the pictures! These were taken right after applying the ganache. You can see how shiny it is. I was so happy I managed to achieve the drippy effect. I made sure the cake was well chilled, and then applied the freshly made ganache a spoonful at a time, nudging it over the edge. Since the frosting was cool, it basically cooled the ganache as it dripped down.
And do you notice the book in the background? Product placement!!