So many classic flavor combinations bring us to a place of memories.
Take us back to some place in our youth, like sitting at gramma’s table eating homemade blueberry pie (boy did she make a mean pie) or when mom would make her melt-in-your-mouth Shortbread… I can just close my eyes and taste them now.
- Peanut Butter and Chocolate
- Salt and Caramel
- Peanut Butter and Jelly
- Nutella and Banana
- Bread and Butter
- Potato’s and Gravy… (O.K. clearly it’s almost lunch time!)
You get the point (I would hope).
Nothing brings me back to birthdays celebrated at home with my family like mom’s Black Forest Cake!
Moist, fluffy chocolate cake, soaked in cherry brandy.
Filled with layers of fresh cream and cherry pie filling!
Black Forest cake is by far one of my favorites and coincidentally also one of my wife’s faves (there are a lot of weird coincidences in our lives), it’s extremely delicious but poses a problem if you wanted to use it for a tiered cake. It is far too soft and light to hold up, so of course I had to come up with an alternative.
My wife recently celebrated her birthday and requested a black forest, I had other plans for the decoration (Click here to see what I came up with :)) so I knew a run of the mill black forest would not cut it.
In the following video I use Dark Chocolate Ganache, Canned Cherry Pie filling, and an American buttercream to create the idea of a Black Forest!
You will learn more than just black forest!
You will also learn how to:
- Layer the flavors
- Torte your cakes (level them)
- Create a dam to keep your filling INSIDE the cake
- Crumb coat
- And to think outside of the box to bring some of your favorite cakes to life!
Ok seriously, have to stop talking about cake and go eat lunch.
In the meantime let me know what you think! Have any questions about the video or any of the techniques in it? PLEASE let me know, I love hearing from you!
Hi Aaron! I am kind of in a rush and can’t have the time to watch the hour long video. Would you mind sharing the recipe? I am making it for my father in law’s Birthday! Thanks!
You can find the perfect chocolate cake here on the blog
A dark chocolate ganache using a 1.75:1 ratio chocolate to heavy cream
A can of cherry pie filling
And your favourite buttercream recipe.
You will have to fast forward through the video to watch how to assemble
Thanks for checking it out
Kim Weaver says
Love the tips and tricks!!!