Ganache works exactly like buttercream so you can have it flat or ridged like the photos below show. If you want some something more rustic you don't need to have it smoothed you can leave it with a more textured look. As you can see from the photos you can no longer see any of the cake like the previous two styles, sealing your cake inside and keeping it nice and fresh!
Lots of choices of decoration for a buttercream cake, from hessian ribbon and fresh flowers, to sugar flowers and fruit. The cake below opted for buttercream roses piped on the side with a hint of pink to tie in there colour scheme. If you want more colour one couple opted to have a purple ombre cake to match their colours. As always adding toppers is the perfect way to make it personal to you. There are lots of different types of toppers and I love to see what the couples choose, I've seen Funky Pops to haybales over the years and I cant wait to see what I get asked to place on top of your wedding cake!
To add height to your cake you can have separators between the tiers and fill them with fresh flowers like the picture to the right below. I hope that has helped you learn about buttercream or ganached cakes. There is a lot more choice once you start fully covering the cake, check back for the next and final part of the series to see all the possibilities with fondant!
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