I was really excited to try this recipe and then as luck would have it, I got really sick and didn't make it to the Christmas dinner with the dessert!
The base was made from pecans, almonds, nutmeg and brown sugar and smelled really yummy when it was baking. The crust was topped with a layer of bittersweet chocolate and then filled with an eggnog mousse (complete with brandy) and three paper-thin bittersweet chocolate discs (one of which you can see on the top of the cake). I used pearl dusted gumpaste snowflakes and gumpaste lettering to finish off the decorations.
I did end up well enough to have a piece of the leftovers a few days later and it was quite good.
This blog will follow my adventures with cake, pastry and all things sweet!