Triple-layer Vanilla Cake with Dark Chocolate Ganache
Vanilla Cupcakes topped with Vanilla Buttercream, Dark Chocolate Ganache & Mini-Chips
Halloween is on my mind!! I love this sweet little Frankencake!
As a cake artist, I feel I have a license to interpret. Just as I've interpreted Vermeer with this cake, celebrated a lovely flower bouquet with this cake, and acknowledged Mother's Day with this cake... the Frankenstein Cake is meant to be a reminder of his iconic skin tone and unique hair style.
Here's how this cake went together.
I deliberately left a bit of an edge on the buttercream to offer the idea of an exaggerated forehead. With the chocolate ganache hair being forced up and over, I kept my fingers crossed I'd like the results. And it turned out just fine.
I had a little bit of batter left over so I baked a few cupcakes. This is my version of a Frankencupcake.
Using a very large open round piping tip, I swirled on the buttercream. Using a small off-set spatula, I gently applied a small amount of chocolate ganache to the top of the cupcake. I turned the cupcake upside down into a small bowl of Nestle mini-morsels...this helped flatten the buttercream. I found these Wilton candy eyes at Cake & Bake Accessories in Paris - I gently pressed the eyes into the buttercream.
I was happy with the results of this little cake. I think the cake and cupcakes would be welcome on any Halloween Party table.
I'm still grateful for my life partner. And sobriety. And our people.