I was craving chocolate and thought it would be a good combination with the coconut so I made a ganache frosting instead of a buttercream. The combo was delicious at first, when the ganache was still pretty soft and liquidy, but I should have listened to the professional because once it set up, the ganache was way too heavy for the tender crumb of the coconut cake. So, overall - besides the fact that I made the entirely wrong cake - this week was kind of hit and miss for me. I am glad though to be able to read through the other HCBers' experiences with Miette's Tomboy before I get started on that one for next week.
|mise en place for the ganache...a splash of framboise can't hurt|
|smooth and silky ganache|
|mise en place for the coconut cake|
|adding the coconut flakes|
|the batter made cupcakes...and|
|...two 6" rounds. That's a lot of batter!|
|the 6" cakes are so adorable!|
|topped with some ganache and coconut flakes|
|a light and tender crumb|
Bye for now...