Sometimes I am asked for my opinion or ideas on baking and I am happy to help if I can. I am going to try to include these questions and my replies under the Questions & Answers section, in case they are of use to anyone else out there.
Question About Mudcakes
Hi there, I love all your cupcakes, they are gorgeous!!
I am baking some mudcake cupcakes for my mother-in-laws 70th birthday (they will be served as dessert) and would like to ask your recommendation of what icing/buttercream would not be too rich with the mudcake. I intend piping it on. Thanks for your time, kind regards Lisa (from Australia)
I’ve had a look at my recipe books and generally speaking they have a rich topping with a mudcake, so Dark Chocolate Ganache with Chocolate Curls on a Dark Chocolate Mudcake or a White Chocolate Ganache on a White Chocolate Mudcake. If it was me, I might go for something more tangy like mascarpone with grated orange rind in it, a whipped cream with orange rind & Cointreau or a Passionfruit or Orange Curd. You could pretty it up with a chocolate curl or some edible glitter! With a white chocolate mudcake you could go for a mascarpone or cream with raspberries, Framboise liqueur or fresh strawberries, maybe again with a sprinkle of glitter. Hope these ideas are useful to you.