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What flavour icing for chocolate cake?

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KanyesVest Wed 27-Jul-16 20:13:43

I'm making my niece a heart shaped birthday cake. She prefers chocolate cake, so I'd usually do a ganache type icing, but it seems wrong on a heart. Would white chocolate ganache, maybe with some pink colour, taste OK? My brain just won't compute it... confused

imsorryiasked Wed 27-Jul-16 20:16:44

Depends how old she is but could you maybe do chocolate ganache and then cover the top with raspberries or sliced strawberries?

hooliodancer Wed 27-Jul-16 20:21:35

Chocolate would look fine. Nigella does a chocolate heart like this, and puts raspberries all around the base.

But white chocolate icing with pink colour would work. I don't think a white chocolate ganache is made in the same way I.e. just cream and chocolate.

KanyesVest Wed 27-Jul-16 21:27:43

She's 9. I'll be using Nigella's old fashioned chocolate cake recipe. I made white chocolate ganache years ago, and yes if i rememberr correctly, I think it's more faff, but it is doable. I don't like buttercream with chocolate cake (and I'll be eating it too!).

Now that you suggest topping it, maybe j could put smarties or similar on the top. That could solve the problem...

imsorryiasked Thu 28-Jul-16 06:24:12

Good idea - I think you can get tubes of solely pink smarties?

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