The Ultimate Drip Cake..7 steps to Drip Heaven!
Sprinkles… Lollypops… sherbet cones… CHOCOLATE!
The list goes on for the different eye catching toppers that adorn a Drip cake.
The Drip cake originated in 2016 and now 5 years later still is one of the most requested cakes at a party.
Both Kids and Adults love them.. why? because now you don't need to choose between cake or candy!
Bright & Colourful or Rich & Moody
Two options available into creating your ultimate drip cake.
Bright and Colourful white chocolate dripped on Vanilla buttercream cake are a kids favourite and the choices are endless! As a kid celebrating your birthday this would be a glorious surprise.
Rich Dark and Chocolaty would have to be my adult indulgence . White or Dark chocolate ganache dripped on a double chocolate mud cake adored with more of my favourite candy bars is everything I wish for!
Easy Steps to Drip Heaven
Embrace your inner child and get decorating!
Chose what you would like to put on top of the cake and set them aside.
Make your Chocolate Ganache Drip (recipe below) — make sure to let it cool.
Ice your cake with your favourite buttercream (I like to add sprinkles at this stage at the bottom and let your cake set in the fridge for at least 1–2 hours- this helps the Ganache Drip not melt the buttercream and also not travel down the sides of the cake too fast creating puddles of ganache at the bottom.
Test your Ganache Drip on the side of a cold glass cup to ensure the right consistency. If it travels down slowly than you know its perfect.
Place your cake on a CAKE stand or spinning Turntable and start with the sides first. Use a spoon or a bottle filled with ganache and slowly drip down ganache to reach different lengths of drips, working fast fill in the middle but do not overfill as this will create a bulge of ganache dripping down the side.
Add your favourite toppers on top and on the sides until the cake is how you envisioned it.
Place cake back in the fridge to set for a further 1–3 hours depending if you will be traveling with the cake.
Easy White Chocolate Ganache
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
1/2 cup White chocolate (100g)
3 tablespoons Heavy cream (43ml)
1/4 tsp White Gel Food Coloring , followed by 1/4 tsp of any other colour gel food colour you like, by adding white gel you are making the ganache a more solid colour rather than a translucent drip.
Creates enough ganache to drip on a 5" or 6" cake — general rule is to every 100grams of white chocolate add 3 tablespoons of heavy cream.
Measure out your white chocolate into a medium-sized heat proof bowl.
In a heavy-bottomed saucepan bring heavy cream just to a simmer over medium heat.
Pour the cream over the chocolate and allow to rest for approx. 5 minutes.
Stir the cream and chocolate together gently with a rubber spatula until thoroughly combined, do not incorporate air.
Add in the gel food coloring. Mix again, then allow the ganache to cool. Prior to using the ganache test it out with the method we spoke about on top.
Use freshly made ganache for drips (make sure your cake is very cold so ganache sets quickly)
and most importantly have fun decorating!
Make this ganache drip recipe ahead of time.
1.Wrap the bowl of ganache with plastic wrap or cover the top of the plastic bottle and store in the fridge for up to 2 weeks.
2. To use chilled ganache, heat the bottle or bowl in to the microwave for 10 second intervals until it reaches back to the right consistency.
3. Get Creative and use the left over ganache on dipping Cupcakes, dipping Donuts or even drizzling on Ice-cream!