I want to make an Unknown Pleasures album cover cake.
July 29, 2014 3:13 AM Subscribe
One of my very best friends is turning 40 and the theme for his party is Madchester. He and I are big Joy Division/New Order fans and bonded over music many years ago :)
I am making his birthday cake and would like some help with the decorating.
I'm making great big slab chocolate cake and want to decorate it with this image, the beautiful star pattern cover of Unknown Pleasures
My intention is to pour a high-couverture-content ganache (dark chocolate) over the cake then put this design on when the ganache is set. By set, I am intending room temp. so it can stay glossy but am willing to give this up if I should have a firmer canvas. I'm thinking white chocolate, piped slowly and carefully straight onto the set ganache but I'm worried about wrecking the whole thing with one slip of the piping bag! So this is what I need help with.
Does anyone with decorating experience have tips or tricks to help me get this right? Maybe I should do it in parts that I assemble on the cake?
I am very good in the kitchen, and with cake, but don't have much piping experience.
Your expertise is much appreciated. Thanks.