30 September 2011

I'll Bring You Flowers...On Chocolate!


What a beautiful looking cake, well I think so anyway! This my friends (take a deep breath) is a triple chocolate Génoise*, first layered with apricot jam and then the second sponge had Macblack raspberry jam, covered in organic chocolate ganache and edible flowers. 


As I was cycling to make the cake drop off, I couldn't help over hear these songs blasting out cars that drove past. 

'Flowers' By Sweet Female Attitude
'War' By Edwin Starr
'I'm Gonna Be Alright' By Jennifer Lopez
'Uh Ooh' By Lumidee
'One Love' By Bob Marley and The Wailers
'Yeah' By Usher


The flowers were a random purchase from Budgens and they added that 'ooh' to the cake, I'm all about bright colours and this turned an average chocolate covered cake into something special.

The Chocolate ganache was made with Green and Blacks milk and 70% dark chocolate.

Seriously good cake for a lucky lady.x

Favourite Song:

ê 'Yeah' By Usher

*Génoise Cake

This cake name derives from the Italian city of Genoa, and is a sponge that relies on loads of eggs; and a strong arm for whisking lots of air in the batter over heat. I found the cake had a dry texture but pricked a few holes in the sponges and spread hot jam to seal the flavour.

 I hope that makes sense, if it doesn't click here.