I am so overwhelmed at the moment, DS2 1st birthday party is on the weekend (little Christmas baby). We have decided on a choc mud cake but I don't know what type of icing to have. I don't really like fondant, so do I just do a basic icing or our local cake supplier has buttercream - would that work? So my options are buttercream, Choc buttercream or ganache- what would you suggest? We plan on a pretty basic cake, shaped in a 1, icing, covered in smarties, a candle.
As you can probably tell I am not much of a cake person
Also, how many days in advance should I make the cake? It is a Saturday party, early afternoon.