My little brother just graduated college. To celebrate the whole family got together for dinner and I made him a cake. A chocolate raspberry ganache cake! I've never made ganache before, but it's really easy. Just heat up some heavy cream and pour it over some chopped up chocolate and mix. That's it!
Here are some shots of the cake in progress.
Added a layer of raspberry jam
mixing up the ganache
second coat of ganache
I wanted to pipe "Congrats Josh!" onto the cake, but I'm not very good at piping so I ended up making a mini flag banner to put on top of the cake. It came out really cute.