A Chocolate Explosion Birthday Cake for my 25th Birthday!
So today, 20th October, is my birthday! This year, I have turned 25. I’m not entirely sure how I feel about this, so I decided to bake myself a bit of an explosion chocolate cake. FYI, it was heavenly.
I love baking cakes and such, but fondant is a bit of an effort for me, so I always prefer to do a cake like this for myself. I love making them as its easier for me, its delicious, and I think they look awesome. Yes, its a little sad to have to bake your own birthday cake, but I decided to make this one two days before so I could relax on my actual birthday!
I merged a few recipes together to create this one, as I was really in a chocolatey mood. I used a cute Silver Happy Birthday Cake Topper from Iced Jems for the Happy Birthday sign, and I thought it just made it that bit more special. To some, it could look messy, but I love it.
For the Recipes
For the Chocolate Sponges I used the cake part of my Oreo Drip Cake recipe.
For the Chocolate Buttercream I used the buttercream from my Chocolate Cupcakes recipe.
For the Chocolate Drip I used the the same method as my Oreo Drip Cake recipe.
For the bark decoration I made a half batch of my Chocolate Bark, with sprinkles on.
I then used some Rolos, Chocolate orange slices, Cadburys Flakes, extra buttercream leftover from decorating, and some Iced Jems Sprinkles, and then a Silver Happy Birthday Cake Topper, and I used a Chocolate Number Mould to create the 25!
For the Method
I followed a similar method to my Oreo Drip Cake recipe, and then inserted some Chocolate bark shards, and randomly added things on to get a cool style. Its one of those things you don’t really want to think about too much. Just place and roll with it!
These sort of bakes really are an experiment from the beginning, and you learn what you like as you go!
I hope you all love the cake as much as I did, and if you ever want to make your own version then do show me yours by commenting on my Facebook posts, or tagging me on social media like Instagram with #janespatisserie!
If you need a little help on how to do a Drip Cake, I’ve posted a video on my youtube channel. It’s not the same, but it gives you the ideas on how to achieve the drip affect!
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