I feel like taking a little break from the holidays…THANKFULLY my little Cadence has a birthday between Thanksgiving and Christmas, so I get a moment’s pause from all the HO HO HO, to celebrate something that doesn’t involve turkey or reindeer.
Ok, rant over.
We didn’t have a formal party for Cadence’s third birthday. Since it fell on the day after Thanksgiving this year, we invited family over for fancy mac ‘n cheese and personal sized pumpkin pies 🙂 But on Monday, Cadence and I met up with our playgroup, ran around an indoor soccer field, then treated the kids to some cupcakes!
When it comes to cupcakes, I find that kids fall into one of two categories; either they love the frosting or they hate the frosting. Both of my kids fall into the “hates frosting” category. Adelaide will tolerate my homemade cream cheese frosting, but Cadence ignores the fluffy stuff completely, no matter what it is, and goes straight for the cake.
Since Cadence was the guest of honor, I decided to try a ganache frosting. It was a HUGE success! So much so, that she asked for a second cupcake, and then only ate the frosting. haha! That’s my girl ♥
Incase you’re harboring fellow frosting-haters under your roof, here’s my recipe for chocolate ganache frosting.
- 8 oz chocolate pieces
- 8 oz heavy cream
- Place the chocolate pieces into a bowl.
- Heat the heavy cream over medium-high heat, just until it begins to simmer; be careful not to allow it to boil!
- Pour the cream over the chocolate and let stand for 2 minutes.
- Mix the chocolate and cream together with a rubber spatula until smooth.
- Allow the ganache to come to about room temperature. The warmer it is, the more it will spread and smooth on the cupcake tops.
- Once cooled, fill a piping bag with the ganache and pipe it onto the cupcakes.
- Top with sprinkles if desired 😀