We had the pleasure of making these small (3"x3") mini cakes for our clients Christmas party. She asked for chocolate cake, filled and frosted with ganache. A chocolate lover's dream! We wanted to make them extra pretty so we glazed them with a wonderful chocolate glaze that was created for cold cakes. When the cakes come to room temp., the glaze will be shiny. Once the bow, holly, and berries were added, the cakes were ready for the party!
We make a You tube video demonstrating how we glaze the cakes. It can be seen at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QhkTrtR2d7k&list=UURArw1dPuNOmEF3wTlaOezw&index=1&feature=plcp
The glaze we used is an Alice Medrich recipe found in her "Cocolat" book. It's a great book...especially for chocolate lovers. Her recipes are delicious and oh so easy! The recipe is found on page 175 of her book and is entitled "Sarah Bernhardt Chocolate Glaze."
Thanks for looking!