A family members birthday is always an opportunity for me to try something new. I’ve love tall cakes so decided that this one would be tall. As it was for a family gathering, I used a 15cm tin as any bigger would have been excessive amounts of cake.
To get the height, I tiered two cakes together. One was chocolate peppermint mud and the other, keeping in tradition of trying new things with family, was boysenberry mud. I wasn’t overly impressed with this one. I didn’t have a recipe, so based it on a white chocolate mud and adding boysenberry flavouring. It tasted nice but I didn’t think you got that “wow” factor with it. It definately needed more flavour or a different recipe all together. I wanted it to have a wow factor!
Each cake was covered with ganache. Boysenberry with white chocolate ganache and peppermint with dark chocolate ganache. I then tiered them together, making my tall cake
OK so decoration using the new “mat”. Tahnee likes black and dark colours however I wasn’t keen on doing a completely black cake. I’ve always wanted to do a leopard print cake so decided to go with a purple & black leopard print.
I actually had a bit of a shocker with covering this cake. A couple of the items being that I firstly put the fondant on upside down….yes, I put the print side down! What was I thinking???? THEN, I dropped and tore the fondant! Oh my, I did have a shocker! Thank goodness it happened on a family members cake! I do think the end result was not bad considering the problems I encountered! Tahnee loved her cake and it tasted great so that’s the main thing