This is a creation that I made for my cousin's wedding. It was a rushed job (baking and assembling till midnight the day before the wedding!) as you can see from the bad piping of the Chocolate Ganache. The Banana Cake could be thicker. We did try sandwiching the ganache but it did not produce a good enough texture. I can improve on the softness of the cake. Overall, I'm pretty happy with this combination as I've never tried combining Pistachios with Banana before.
Here's the layout:
Bottom: Cut out Banana Chocolate Cake.
Middle: Chocolate Ganache with a splash of alcohol.
Top: Chopped Pistachio Nuts.
Why is it called Happy Petits Fours instead of Going Bananas or Nuts? Well.. pistachio is called "Kai Xin (Happy) Guo" in Mandarin. And for this happy occasion, I shall give it a more common name! :P
Didn't manage to snap a picture of the Lavender Almond cookies that I made to pair off with this Canape. Anyway, my cousin Allen was happy to bring the whole box home thereafter! Yet another inspired confection made especially for my cousin Lucy who loves Bananas!