I actually did this for fathers day, but this is more of a wedding cake. I wanted to experiment with the rolled chocolate, and the sugared fruit. I have since found another way to do the chocolate rolls. It's actually called chocolate cigars. They are smaller in width, taller in height, and you make it all from scratch. The style on the cake below is done by shaving chocolate bars.
Close up on the yummy sugared fruit. This way of doing the fruit, you could actually eat it. I read about another way of doing it and it required egg yolks. And stressed very strongly that it was not edible. Who wants a cake that has fruit that looks like that, and not be able to eat it. So, this way you can eat it.
Nothing but Chocolate
This could be a grooms cake, a birthday cake, it could work for just about anything. "Sorry your PMS-ing" cake. Use your imagination. You could find a reason for this cake. Like the title says, Nothing but chocolate. Chocolate cake, chocolate frosting, chocolate chunks, it's chocolate! (Obviously, the bow is not chocolate, it is a real bow, not so tasty.)
This is a good way to do a masculine cake. Chocolate is usually a pretty safe way to do masculine. Again, it doesn't have to be a masculine only.
This is my sad attempt at keeping a journal of my cute and ever growing family. I am happily married to the man of my dreams. We have three very cute, but very busy kids. Oldest is 6, then 4, then an 18 month old. Though there are times they have me pulling out my hair, I wouldn't change anything at all.