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My 27th Birthday Cake… a Terry’s Chocolate Orange Extravaganza!
So, today is my 27th birthday! This blog post is scheduled, and was a bit of a last minute addition to my schedule, so don’t worry… I’m not working on my birthday! I made this cake a couple days ago and edited the photos and post quickly!
I decided this year to go for a Terry’s Chocolate Orange themed cake, as why would I not! I was going to go for a birthday of a blowout chocolate cake again like my 25th Birthday Cake, but I changed my mind halfway through!
The cake itself is basically the same as my Terry’s Chocolate Orange Cake! The only difference is that I made the cake to be four sponges rather than three (500g mix, with 10 medium eggs), and I used a ganache for the outside!
For the Ganache, I did a Milk Terry’s Chocolate Orange Ganache, which is a ratio of 2:1 chocolate:cream. The instructions and ideas are the same as my Biscoff Drip Cake, so follow that for a method!
The Terry’s Ganache is the same as a regular milk chocolate ganache, but I find it can melt and be reasonably thin, so you have to wait a bit longer! Alternatively, if you want to speed up the process slightly, you can whip the ganache up after chilling it for a while, and it makes it a lovely mousse texture to work with, but still sets just as hard! As this was such a lovely texture, I also used it to pipe the swirls on top!
For the decoration, I used some gorgeous sprinkles from Iced Jems, as you all know I adore them. The smaller bronze, ruby and gold sprinkles are cute and easier to use more of them, and then I added on a few of the larger bronze, ruby and gold sprinkles to give more of a dimension!
I also used my favourite bronze crunch sprinkles from Waitrose that I have used on probably half the bakes on this blog… my bad… and then also some Terry’s segments! It probably is a bit of an understated birthday cake in comparison to other cakes I’ve had… but I love it!
The Happy Birthday cake topper definitely does finish the cake off, and I just love it. The rose gold cake board was also a must, as I just love rose gold. I realise I have said that a few times now, but I love this cake! Make sure to check out my Terry’s Chocolate Orange Cake for the cake recipe, the Biscoff Drip Cake for tips on the ganache, and if you have a go, enjoy!
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