Hubs' birthday cake (one of them anyway!)

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

I don't have a lot of spare time at the moment, so I'll just give you a quick run-down on the cake. I wanted to do another layer cake, but didn't want to have to spend the whole day making it, so I made 2 cakes - one vanilla cake (double the recipe) and a chocolate cake (a Green's Choc Mud Cake with an extra block of chocolate thrown in for good measure.)

I then divided the vanilla cake up into 4 equal (ish) amounts and coloured them. And then I put big blobs of the cake mixture into the cake pan. (I used a brownie tray for this cake.)

I then attempted to smooth the top down. Rainbow Paddlepop anyone??

Once it was baked and cooled, I put it in the fridge overnight for 2 reasons. 1. I was tired and wanted to go to bed. 2. Cakes are much easier to work with (icing etc) when they are cold. So the next day I got it out of the fridge and cut it into 2 layers. The colours were lovely!

Next time I must remember to give the tray a good bash before baking the cake, to get rid of the air bubbles! I then trimmed all three cakes/layers so they had square corners and straight edges. Then I iced in between each layer with the vanilla bean icing from the vanilla cake recipe.

I then iced the outside with the same yellow frosting.

I knew I wanted to put the ganache on top again, but wasn't sure how. I looked outside at the crappy weather and then it hit me: Drizzle!! HA HA HA!!!

I was very happy with the overall effect. And the taste? Well I'll let you make one for yourself and you can decide. But here's a hint...

Yum yum yum yum yum yum!!!