October 29, 2014
A Surprise Birthday Cake
The resort's in-house DJ got a wonderful surprise on his birthday with this beautiful cake. It was a sudden request from my boss and I was surprised I managed to put it all together on time. Whew! The request was all chocolate cake. I made chocolate chiffon cake and covered it in classic chocolate butter cream icing.
I thought the addition of white shell border would add a nice finish to the cake. I piped the borders and wrote the inscription using vanilla frosting. You may wonder if both frosting were made separately. No, they were not. I whipped up vanilla butter cream, set aside a small portion before I added the cocoa powder to make chocolate frosting. Easier and faster that way than make two separate butter icing. On the side, I arranged sliced almonds neatly.
I got a huge smile and a thumbs up in return. The DJ was all smiles when he got this cake.