Monday, June 15, 2009

Fun with Chocolate

Hi there! Thought I'd show you a fun chocolate mosaic cake I experimented with for my friends' summer birthdays. They are new moms and I wanted to make sure they were celebrated!
Wonder how I get my ideas? I subscribe to a couple magazines that specialize in fancy show-on-TLC type cakes. One issue had a dark chocolate mosaic cake. Mosaic, to me, is just broken pieces glued back together. Well, I LOVED the idea, but didn't love all that brown...especially in the summer. So I changed it up a bit and made it girly!
I melted down white chocolate, separated it so I could color half pink. I spread the layer of chocolate as thin as I could, swirling the two colors so it created a spectrum of pink and white. I chilled it, and had fun breaking it all up!
The cake is red velvet, one of the Birthday girls' favorite cake flavors, and I filled the middle with fresh strawberries. I accented the PINK with yellow, to help it pop.
Seemed like everyone enjoyed it, and I can't wait to make another mosaic!

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