Sunday, August 23, 2015

Chocolate Mud Cake for Swee's Dad's 70th Birthday

It was Swee's Dad's 70th birthday celebration yesterday.  Swee asked me if I would be willing to bake her dad a cake just like the one I baked for her birthday, decorated with flowers.  Of course I said yes, and Swee and I chose the fondant together.

The recipe for the cake and the ganache are in this post on Swee's cake.

I like a step by step photo post, so here goes.   This is the cake cooling on the rack:

and the same cake covered with ganache, this time made with Lindt intense peppermint chocolate as Swee wanted a mint flavour in the cake:

and fields:

of flowers:

Put it all together and you get a decorated cake:

Here it is again, in close-up:

and don't you just love the bright yellow blossoms against the duck egg blue backdrop:

Happy birthday to Swee's Dad!


Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella said...

Aww what a sweet cake! I kept reading Swee and Sweet :D I especially love the little blossom!

The Caked Crusader said...

What lovely neat fondant work! Love the flowers too - so pretty

Anonymous said...

aren't you a sweetie, making this cake - it is just lovely.

Kayte said...

Those little yellow flowers on Swee's Dad's birthday cake are just the cutest things going, they are sunny and bright and fun and elegant and just are really good at figuring things like this out. What a nice cake for a gentleman!

Cakelaw said...

Thanks Kayte!

Kayte said...