Project

Mixed-Berry Chocolate cake

Project Description

Share a little about the ingredients and techniques used to create this dish/item. Three layers of chocolate cake with fresh strawberries and blue berries filled. Cream cheese frosting, Alice Medrich's ganache from Queen of Sheba. Chocolate covered strawberries and more mixed berries for garnish. What are you most proud of? Use minimal energy to create the "WOW" effect. What advice would you give someone starting this project? Take Alice Medrich course. I know everybody love to learn about cake decorating, but having a good chocolate making skill is very important too. In my restaurant, about 70% of customers prefer chocolate cake for dessert. And I haven't seen a customer refuses a piece of chocolate cake if I bring it in front of them.

What you will need

  • Three layers of chocolate cake with fresh strawberries and blue berries filled. Cream cheese frosting
  • Alice Medrich's ganache from Queen of Sheba. Chocolate covered strawberries and more mixed berries for garnish.

Q&A with Elaine Truong

Tresor Designs asked:
Awesome use of the multiple techniques!
Elaine Truong answered:
Thank You...!!
Jedrick asked:
WOW..LOVELY!!
Elaine Truong answered:
Thanks:))
Jedrick asked:
ok...so where is my slice? lol..
Elaine Truong answered:
Haha...sorry Jedrick, the cake was gone within an hour. But I think my friend like it so much, she order another cake from me.....this time is a strawberry princess cake. I will upload the finished cake picture soon, thank you and please stay tuned!!
Lovecakes52 asked:
Your cake looks absolutely Delicious!!! Very nice presentation!!! May I ask, your cream cheese icing looks so white and flaweless, would you please mind sharing your recipe for your icing????? Thanks
Elaine Truong answered:
Thank you very much, it was delicious. My cream cheese frosting is very easy to make. 2 (8 oz) cream cheese, room temp. 1/2 cup butter, room temp. 2 cups sifted confectioners sugar. and 1 tsp vanilla.....In a medium bowl, cream together cream cheese and butter until creamy, slowly stir in the confectioners sugar, add vanilla extract at the end. To make it flawless, I first put the cake in a fridge overnight, then I crumb coat the cake and put it in a freeze for 15 mins and frost the cake again. I hope you'll find this helpful.

Skill Level

Beginner