Happy Birthday to me

Yesterday I made myself a sweet birthday treat of a delicious chocolate fudge cake with chocolate buttercream icing. Even though it tasted good, I think I’ll use a nice ganache icing next time. When it comes to chocolate, the more intense the better I think.

I got the recipe from Lindy Smith’s website which is full of great advice too. The chocolate leaves were my daughters idea after she saw them on the cover of another book (well I say idea but it was more of a demand). She could hardly restrain herself when she saw them. They were the simplest of things to make. Just paint a thick coat of melted chocolate on the back of a leaf, chill in the fridge and then peel the leaf away!

_DSC0153Thankfully the cake lasted long enough to stick on a few candles and sing ‘Happy Birthday’ (just about).


This entry was published on March 28, 2014 at 2:23 pm. It’s filed under bake and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Follow any comments here with the RSS feed for this post.

4 thoughts on “Happy Birthday to me

  1. Happy Birthday, looks great!

  2. This looks stunning!

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