I knew that I wanted to create something extra special for Easter. I don’t usually play around with fondant, but I couldn’t be more stoked with the final look!
The best part was creating the different textural looks. From the oreo crumbs to replicate soil, buttercream piped grass, the tree stump really brought the whole vision together.
As complicated as it may look, it’s really just chocolate ganache. The secret is to use a toothpick to draw the bark like pattern before the ganache sets. After it fully sets with the bark pattern, use a bit of black powdered food colouring to highlight some details of the bark.
If you look really close, you can see that I used a bit of white cotton candy for the bunny’s tail. It was so cute!
I’ve used the chocolate ganache recipe for many other festive cakes including this black forest tree stump cake. Save the recipe to elevate your next cake creation to the next level!
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Tree stump ganache
- 120 g heavy cream
- 150 g dark chocolate (chopped)
- Heat the cream on a stove until small bubbles form.
- Pour the hot cream over the chocolate and wait for a minute.
- Whisk together until creamy and smooth.
- Wait for it thicken a little before spreading on the cake.
- Put cake in the fridge to set the ganache for 10min.
- This is the fun part! Use a toothpick to create the bark pattern on the side.
- With a paintbrush, dust a little black food colouring powder to add detail on the tree trunk.