Christmas season, without a doubt, means to break the diet and eat a lot..there are always many invitations to eat or a plan at home to have a get together with family or friends that we want to please with a good meal and of course with a not only delicious but also a beautiful dessert.
For this occasion I bring you a brilliant idea that you can use to surprise the hosts when you have a dinner invitation or you can use it for your dessert table when the party is at home: A Christmas Drip Cake.
I love this cake so much because in this one we combine Christmas with one of the most trendy cake decoration techniques which is the Drip cake..it was my second attempt using this technique and although I was very pleased with the final result, I think next time I will make a little change that I’ll explain later on this post, but first some details about this cake:
- It’s a 6′ round vanilla cake tinted with green food coloring to make the cake look more attractive.
- To make the cake even more tasty and flavorful according with the season it was filled and frosted with my Peppermint Buttercream frosting, you can find the recipe clicking here.
- For the decoration I used crushed candy canes, these sprinkles and these icing decorations.
And now the most interesting and fun part, the Drip technique:
-I used a 2:1 ratio of Red Candy Melts and heavy whipping cream, the candy melts on the microwave in 30 second periods, after melting completely I added the heavy cream to make a kind of candy melt “ganache”, then I let it sit for one hour.
-With the help of a squeeze bottle I drip the “ganache” all around the top edge of the cake that was already filled, frosted and chilled.
For me the drips were too long, I would have liked to see drips that were more in the middle of the cake and I think that happened because the consistency of the candy melt ganache was still very loose, even though I had left it to rest for an hour.
Next time what I’m going to do is decrease the ratio of heavy cream and instead of using a cup I’m just going to use half a cup of heavy cream, but as I said before I was very satisfied with the result and also everyone loved the cake which is the most important thing.
And here is a picture of the cake inside, look how beautiful and festive it looked:
Please, let me know if you have any question regards the Drip technique and I’ll be more than happy to help you..hope you had a very Merry Christmas, see you next time!!!