Saturday, February 25, 2012

Chocolate Strawberry Decadence

Today I tried something I haven't tried before--Chocolate Ganache.  As some of you know, I bake and decorate cakes however I have never made chocolate buttercream or chocolate ganache.  Well here is my first effort for my son's friends birthdays.
It is not perfect as I let the ganache get too cool, but not too bad for my first try!

The ganach recipe is so easy!

9 oz. semisweet chocolate chips
1 cup of heavy cream.

Heat cream in small sauce pan until just boiling. Add chips and stir until all melted and smooth.  You can add a teaspoon of rum flavoring if you would like.  Wait till ganache has cooled off to pour over cake. Too easy!  Enjoy!