It's very unusual for me but this is actually a cake I have made before. I can't figure out exactly why but I like this one better than the one I did a few years ago, although they are quite similar. This is a black and white chocolate cake modified slightly to work with the cake design. The cake layers are vanilla buttermilk cake and are filled with alternating layers of dark chocolate pastry cream and white chocolate mousseline buttercream. The original recipe calls for a white chocolate whipped cream which is delicious but wouldn't work well with the basketweave.
The hood of the bassinet is made with fondant and the cake is covered in a two-tone buttercream basketweave.
The teddy bear, blanket and pillow are made with fondant, as is the lettering on the cake board.
This blog will follow my adventures with cake, pastry and all things sweet!