Ganache Again. This Time With Strawberries!

by sara on March 13, 2012

My friend Kelly had a birthday recently, so of course she needed a cake.  A very specific cake, it seems.  A cake based upon another cake.  A cake first made by Bakerella, then made again by Bridget over at Bake at 350.  Both of these ladies are amazing and you should rush right over to their blogs immediately.  Go ahead.

OK!  Now that you’ve returned, let’s get back to Kelly’s cake.  Bridget was inspired by Bakerella to make this cake and then she used a bunch of separate recipes to create the final product.  For this cake, I followed Bridget’s instructions.

Only I decided it needed a buttercream border.  And extra chocolate chips.

The strawberries were a last minute addition.  They were just staring at me through the refrigerator practically begging to be dipped in chocolate.  The best part about this cake?  It wasn’t just Kelly’s birthday.  It was also her sister’s birthday.  AND her sister’s husband’s birthday.  Lucky them, she saved the cake for when they were all together.  That sister’s husband?  He just happens to be a friend of mine as well.  A friend all the way back from high school. (And his wife too, for that matter.)  He’s a photographer nowadays and we’ll be seeing him soon for our family portraits.  Until then, he provided this photo (from his phone) of this cake sliced up and ready to serve.  I do so love it when I get to see my cakes sliced!

Now.  I don’t really like cake, but I’m quite certain I could make an exception for this one.  I also feel certain that Greg has a future in food styling.

Happy Birthday Kelly, Jackie, and Greg!  I’m glad you all were born.

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Mom March 13, 2012 at 10:44 am

This cake is gorgeous, and it looks so good. Good Job Sara B!!!


Kelly March 13, 2012 at 12:23 pm

Ha, I repinned on Pinterest with this caption before I clicked through and read your post: “Ganache/Buttercream Cake (aka MY birthday cake. MINE. MINE. I have three siblings, one with the same birthday. Forgive me.)”

Thank you so much for making this and delivering it, on my birthday even. Joey said he’s gained a few pounds from it, and he doesn’t really gain a few pounds ever. And had I known Greg was going to do what I already shoulda done myself, I would have at least put his slice on a non-paper plate, for heaven’s sake. Oh well, at least he wasn’t too sorry to get a slice shot for you. :)


sara March 13, 2012 at 1:07 pm

Oh, I think the paper plate makes it extra awesome. So glad I could make it for y’all! :)


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