If you are a chocolate lover this is the perfect recipe for you. The ganache is rich and is perfectly matched with the touch of brandy.
i advise to let his cool and thicken for a long time before icing your cake...it had cooled and thickened before i put it on the cake, but not long enough apparently...i had a chocolate disaster in the kitchen, it ran off the sides of the cake onto the plate and then the bench, it was everywhere and all over me!!! let it get really thick before you attempt to spread it on the cake... this is one of the yummiest icings i have ever had!! i omitted the brandy - 21 Jul 2010
Disaster! Did not set at all, I would not add better to a ganache again. Not even 3 cups of icing could thicken this flop! - 12 Mar 2011
My kitchen is ruined. i made buttercream icing added blue dye and i ended up with blue metallic gunk!!! then when i made this it tasted funny and i found out that the cream was off!!! :S so my cupcakes are ruined! and so is my kitchen!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! - 07 Aug 2010