Chocolate Layer Cake with Peanut Butter Buttercream Filling, Whipped Chocolate Ganache Frosting, and topped with Vanilla Buttercream with Red Sugar Roses
Chocolate Cupcake with a ring Whipped Chocolate Ganache, Chopped Salted Peanuts, Peanut Butter Buttercream and half a Reese's Peanut Butter Cup
These cakes were prepared for a small party to celebrate friends getting married in two weeks. We live in Heidelberg, but not everyone is able to travel to Ireland for the wedding. Sooo, a dinner party and cake was just the ticket.
|Heidelberg Castle...the view from my living room.|
After the baking was completed, I built the cake...double layer (each layer was quite thick) with a generous filling and crumb coat of peanut butter buttercream. After it set-up in the cake fridge, I covered it with whipped chocolate ganache and accents of white vanilla buttercream. The red sugar roses are from Wilton.
While the layer cake was setting-up in the cake fridge, I decorated with cupcakes.
|The chocolate base...|
|...I dipped the cupcake into a bowl with chopped salted peanuts.|
|Peanut Butter Buttercream Swirl...|
|...with half a Reese's Peanut Butter Cup.|
Use of just the right cake stand/tower also helped in suggesting a 'wedding' theme. I really liked the way it looked at the restaurant, Kulturbrauerei.
|Instagram image. #thesugaryshrink|
It was a great evening with friends. Dinner, laughing, talking story, catching up, and enjoying cake... life is fantastic.