the crafty cake

Dark chocolate cake with white frosting

I know a mother who treated her 21 year old son to a ticket around the world as supposed to a big Birthday party. Isn’t that wonderful. An opportunity to learn about the world before you choose to build you own – who could wish for a better present. But then again, she wanted to give him a cake as well and guess what! I got to make it. I liked that too.

Dark chocolate cake with white frosting

I made a cake thinking of her mostly, especially of one of the lines she loves to use when it comes to the cakes I make. “Your cakes are insane “, she likes to say and then adds – in a good way. As I looked at this cake I thought – she might have a point.

As she is such an inspiring and lovely person and she is working with kids, this cake had to be creative, crafty and beautiful. Well, that is how I saw it. 

Dark chocolate cake with white frosting

At the risk of sounding odd, I felt sad when the cake left home. After all we did share some good times together. 

So this morning when  we went to the market I simply had to buy these flowers. My son had a “dilemma” (that’s the new word he has learned recently) and kept asking “mum why are these flowers made of paper?” Can you imagine how confusing it became when we needed to add water into the chosen vase for the same “paper” flowers! “They are not made of paper but they look like they are, don’t they”. They were just a little treat for me I guess, something to remind me of the great time I had creating the cake. Again at the risk of sounding odd, I find the resemblance.

Dark chocolate cake with white frosting

Dark chocolate cake with white frosting

I have used Martha’s Stuart chocolate cake recipe and it’s absolutely beautiful and easy to make and you can’t go wrong with this one.

The white frosting is a basic one but again a winning combination when it comes to it’s beauty and simplicity.

Vanilla buttercream frosting

300 gr butter

250 gr powdered sugar

2 vanilla pods

2 tablespoon milk

Beat butter and sugar for 6 minutes and then add scraped vanilla pod and milk. Continue to beat the mixture for another 5 minutes. The result that you will get is amazing fluffy and delicate frosting that actually looks like you have putted much more work into it.

Assemble the cake the way you like it.

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