I love it when friends have birthdays to celebrate. It means getting together to share each others company, some yummy food and catch up. This particular birthday was no different. A gorgeous girlfriend was turning 50, so I offered to bake the cake for her.
Inside the cake, there were 14 fine layers of individually cooked cake, alternated with chocolate cream. Unfortunately I forgot to take a photo of the cake when it was cut to show you the layers.
My compromise was to put the candles on the board, which I am pleased I did, because they burnt like crazy when lit, making me doubly glad that I had also put a hard chocolate shell around the outside edge. Phew!
All in all, it was a fantastic day, with the sun shining, lots of lovely people gathered and my girlfriend had hired a chef for the occasion, so there was no cooking or washing up. It was truly heavenly.