My niece turned 1 yesterday and to celebrate her first birthday I made this drip cake with buttercream and meringues.
To start I made two batches of butter cake. The recipe from the Australian Women’s Weekly Birthday Cookbook has always been my go to recipe. You can find my converted recipe here which I used to make an ombre cake.
Once the two cakes were cooked and were cooling down I made the meringues from the Everyday Cooking for Thermomix Families recipe chip. To create a watercolour effect I painted some pink food colouring on the inside of the piping bag before pouring the meringue mixture into the bag.
Then I piped my meringues and it was so great to be able to easily change nozzle using the new Thermomix piping bag set. I am so in love with this piping bag set. You can purchase yours online here or contact your consultant.
Once the meringues were in the oven I made the buttercream recipe from the Basic Cookbook. I just love how quick and easy it is to whip up!
I used the buttercream to assemble the two cakes together and then to cover the whole cake.
After smoothing the buttercream it was time to pop the cake in the fridge and get the ganache ready. I still had some white chocolate ganache in the freezer which I warmed up in the Thermomix. I had converted the Planet Cake ganache recipe and you can find that here.
Once the ganache was warm enough I poured it into a bowl and added pink colouring until I achieved my desired colour.
Then I took the cake out of the fridge and poured a small amount of ganache on the top. I spread this to the edge and then using my piping bag I piped small amounts on the edge to enhance the drip effect. It is important to work quickly at this stage as the ganache sets almost straight away on a cold cake.