vegan chocolate cake that I jazzed up with chocolate frosting, chocolate sticks, strawberries and more chocolate. It was a significant birthday for my niece and I wanted to make a fancy cake for Quin.
Larder Love of a fancy birthday cake was the inspiration. It seemed quite easy. Chocolate fingers are even easy to buy these days. I remember a time when they were rare in Australia. Perhaps I noticed this after caring for an elderly woman in the UK who was rather fond of these biscuits.
However the cake was more challenging than I anticipated. Firstly I
made it while we were without a car after some idiots stole it. So I
baked the cakes and took them in a cake box down to Geelong on the
train. When I got down I decorated the cake at my parents' house.
this) for the outside of the cakes. At least the chocolate fingers covered up the lack of frosting.
Then I had a brilliant idea to make chocolate musical notes because Quin is very musical. Later I was told that white chocolate is softer to handle. Which may explain why it was so hard to pick up the notes that I piped onto baking paper. The broken notes were scattered over the strawberries. It took me so long that I had barely finished the cake when it was time to sit down for dinner. Hence my lack of decent photos. (However I took lots of process photos which will have to do in lieu of a recipe.)
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