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Anatomy of a Cake

Thursday, April 7th, 2016

If you were ever wondering what one of my cakes looks like on the inside, wonder no more! Here is one of my chocolate mud cakes with buttercream filling and Belgian chocolate ganache coating sliced open. The ganache coating allows me to use a pretty thin layer of fondant and still get a lovely smooth finish with a nice sharp edge.

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This is what one of my cakes looks like on the inside!

 

I very rarely get to see my cakes get cut up and served these days. When I first started my cake business, I was “the cake lady” – I was always bringing cakes to any party or event I attended, usually for free. Now I very rarely have the time to make a free cake as I’m usually so busy making cakes for my paying customers. Fortunately many of the recipients of those free cakes liked my work enough to be converted into paying customers, especially once they had children!

Over the weekend I actually got to attend an event where I made the cake. It was the first birthday party of a friend’s son and she hired me to make the cake. I designed the cake to match the invitations.

The party invitation

The party invitation

The cake I made based on the invitation

The cake I made based on the invitation

And here is the cake after it was cut up and served. My cakes are very tall at around 4.25″ high, so often each slice gets cut in half.

The cake all cut up to be eaten

The cake all cut up to be eaten

 

The cake was a big hit, I got a lot of compliments on how it looked and tasted and a lot of people asked for my business card, including the venue manager! Lucky I always carry a big batch of them with me 🙂