As a part time baker with a full time job and two little kids, I’m always looking for ways to wow a crowd with minimal effort. When Chanukah comes around, I try to find something different from the usual jelly donuts and fried foods. Enter, the Chanukah piñata drip cake!
I’ve been obsessed with drip cakes lately because they’re impressive yet super easy. If you’re new to the drip cake trend, it is what it sounds like: a cake with ganache (white, milk, or dark chocolate mixed with heavy cream or Parve whipping cream) dripping from the top down the sides, creating a cool, messy/chic effect all around.
Another great thing about the drip cake is that it’s beautiful the way it is, but it’s also easy to embellish it and get creative. You can make it simple with a monochromatic look, using the same color buttercream and drip or go crazy with buttercream stripes or a trendy watercolor effect like I did. You can then top it with sprinkles, candies, meringues, macarons, anything you can think of really— the crazier the better! Pro Tip: Try buying a bunch of different shapes and colors of sprinkles/sugars/sugar pearls and making your own mixes.
The last trend this cake tackles is the piñata cake— way better than a real piñata because you get to eat the outside too after you bust it open! It’s not as complicated as you might think. I’ll walk you through the steps, and in no time you’ll be serving up your own impressive (but easy) Chanukah piñata drip cake!