This is a Crunchy Milk Chocolate–Peanut Butter Layer Cake, which is chocolate cake layers filled with chocolate ganache and layers of crunchy peanut meringue covered in chocolate and iced in a milk chocolate buttercream. YUM!
The design is a "drippy cake" which I learned in a demonstration class last Thursday in Abbotsford with Andrea Sullivan. I really love the gumpaste cherries with their whimsical (florist wire) stems!
I really love all the bright colors on the cake board and the bright fondant sprinkles that are scattered on the outside of the cake.
The candles are made with gumpaste and are so fun. I really like the "splash" of purple icing under each candle where it looks like they were shoved into the cake too!
It seems I got a bad batch of fondant so this cake gave me no end of headaches to put together but I'm happy with how it finally turned out after two days of fighting with it. Happy Birthday Craig!!
I loved taking the classes this weekend and it has me really keen to sign right up for some more awesome classes in September at Cake Love 2011!
This blog will follow my adventures with cake, pastry and all things sweet!