Thursday, October 24, 2013

Drowning in Chocolate

Yesterday I made this cake for an autumn birthday. Chocolate, with chocolate-hazelnut filling and chocolate icing. Very, very chocolatey. It was my first attempt at making chocolate curls, which were easier than I expected. 

For people with perfectionist tendencies (ahem), decorating cakes can sometimes be an exhausting pastime, but this one was really fun.

I began decorating cakes a few years ago. I took a Cake Decorating Class, in which I did fascinating things like making giraffe cakes and frosting roses that looked suspiciously like a species of cabbage. 

Since then, I like doing occasional birthday cakes. However, I avoid frosting roses at all costs. Mutant pink cabbages are not very attractive adornments.

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