Valentine’s Day is coming up and this simple cake decorated with ganache drips, buttercream and sweet meringues is perfect for the sweet holiday!
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For this cake I wanted the decoration to be quick and easy and doable for anyone! Meringue cookies came to mind because they are really easy to make, are so pretty looking and of course are delicious. I made a variety of different shapes and sizes so I would have options when assembling the cake.
A simple rustic texture on the sides is a quick and easy way to finish off the buttercream coating! No expert smoothing techniques needed!
I used ganache drips to add a little extra decoration to the sides of the tiers (a 7″ round bottom tier and a 5″ round top tier).
I love how this cake came out! Video recipes that I used in this tutorial are linked below!
RECIPES & VIDEOS:
Chocolate Cake Recipe- https://youtu.be/XdF2EaIzI4c
Vanilla Cake Recipe- https://youtu.be/qIc_C0RLyYA
American Style Buttercream- https://youtu.be/Loammeek0iA
*I made this chocolate flavor by adding 1/4 Cup melted (and slightly cooled) semi-sweet chocolate at the very end.
Swiss Meringue Buttercream- https://youtu.be/zpNQj61ookU
Meringue Cookie Recipe- https://youtu.be/leRMKO3BIXY
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