This time, the woman who won requested a chocolate cake for her husband's birthday, and I made it this afternoon. I was pretty proud of myself, as it didn't take all day, and I made it with limited catastrophes.
I ended up making "Chocolate Cake with White Chocolate Buttercream Frosting" - as requested, and decorated it "elegant" since I didn't have a lot of information about likes/hobbies/etc.
Here's what I did, in pictures:
|2-9"x13" chocolate cakes, baked and cooled|
|Chocolate Buttercream Frosting (recipe obtained via Wilton)|
|White Chocolate and Milk Combination, Melted and cooling, ready to be added in|
|White Chocolate Buttercream Frosting (recipe obtained via Wilton)|
|Chocolate Cake, set-up on the board, with chocolate frosting as the filling|
|Stacked chocolate cakes (ready to be trimmed - the top was a little bigger than the bottom!)|
|Cake, trimmed and ready - frosted with the White Chocolate Buttercream|
|Extra White Chocolate and Dark Chocolate, shaved with a vegetable peeler|
|Dark Chocolate shavings added to all sides of the cake|
|Writing on Cakes has never been easy for me, but I think I did alright!|
It's a lot of work to make a cake like this, especially knowing how much I spent on ingredients and that the buyer only paid $20....But it's for a good cause.
And an excuse to bake!