chocolate ombre rose cake...
I was asked to make a chocolate cake for a birthday party. For a chocolate cake, nothing is better than a devil's food cake. So I made three layers of the cake brushed with coffee syrup, filled with salted milk chocolate caramel ganache, and frosted with Italian meringue buttercream.
I wanted to create an ombre effect with the different shades of frosting. Ombre is a simple graduation of color that shade into one another. Some people use cream cheese, some use buttercream, and some use ganache (as you can see from this post). For this particular one, I used three different buttercreams; dark chocolate, milk chocolate and white chocolate.
For the buttercream, I personally don't like American buttercream. It's easier to make, but it's really sweet and has grainy texture. Try Italian meringue buttercream, you'll never go back. Trust me!