Drip cakes have become increasingly popular in recent years, and for a good reason! These cakes not only look stunning, but they are also relatively simple to make. In this blog post, we will go over the steps to make a drip cake, as well as some tips and tricks to make the process even easier.
Ingredients for the cake:
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 cup granulated sugar
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 cup unsalted butter, room temperature
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 cup milk
Ingredients for the chocolate ganache drip:
8 oz semisweet chocolate, chopped
1 cup heavy cream
Ingredients for the frosting:
1 cup unsalted butter, room temperature
4 cups powdered sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract
2-3 tablespoons milk (as needed)
Additional decorations (optional):
Note: You can use any frosting recipe or caramel as well.
The first step in making a drip cake is to bake your cake. You can use any flavour of cake you prefer, but chocolate cake and vanilla are popular choices. Once your cake is baked, allow it to cool completely before you begin decorating.
Next, you will need to make the drip. This can be done using chocolate ganache or caramel. To make the chocolate ganache, you will need chocolate and heavy cream. Simply heat the cream in a saucepan until it begins to simmer, then pour it over the chocolate. Stir the mixture until the chocolate is fully melted and the ganache is smooth. To make caramel, heat sugar and water in a saucepan until the sugar has melted and the mixture turns a golden brown colour.
Once your drip is made, you can begin to assemble your cake. Place your first layer of cake on a cake board or plate, and use a small amount of frosting to hold it in place. Then, using a piping bag or a spoon, apply a thin layer of frosting on top of the cake. This will serve as a "crumb coat" to prevent any crumbs from showing on the final cake.
After the crumb coat has been applied, place your second layer of cake on top, and repeat the process. Once all of your cake layers are stacked, use a small amount of frosting to smooth out the sides of the cake. This will give your cake a neat and polished look.
Next, it's time to add the drip! Using a spoon or a piping bag, gently drizzle the drip around the edges of the cake; if you want a chocolate drip cake you can fill the pipping bag with chocolate. Be sure to work slowly and carefully, as you don't want to drip too much on one spot accidentally. Once the drip has been applied, use a spatula to smooth it out and ensure it's evenly distributed around the cake.
Finally, you can add any additional decorations you would like, such as fresh flowers, chocolate shavings, or sprinkles. For example, if you want a black and gold drip cake you can get the decoration items according to that.
Drip cakes are becoming increasingly popular because they offer a unique and beautiful look that is both elegant and playful at the same time. The drip itself can be made in any colour, making it easy to customize to any occasion. And because the drip is applied to the sides of the cake, it leaves the top of the cake free for additional decorations, such as a cake topper or fresh flowers.
Another reason why drip cakes are so popular is that they are relatively simple to make. As long as you have the right tools and ingredients, anyone can make a drip cake. And because the drip is applied to the sides of the cake, it's easy to hide any imperfections or unevenness in the cake itself.
In conclusion, making a drip cake is a fun and easy way to add a unique and beautiful touch to any occasion. With a few simple steps and the right ingredients, anyone can make a stunning drip cake that is sure to impress. With their playful and elegant look, drip cakes are a great choice for any occasion, from birthdays to weddings. So why not give it a try and impress your friends and family with your baking skills?