Today I have made a start on a Valentine cake for my son and his girlfriend. She has a bit of a ‘thing’ for butter icing so I think she is going to love this ‘Box of Chocs’ cake. The box itself is all cake. It is based on a heart shaped madeira sponge cake with raspberry jam and butter cream filling covered with red sugarpaste/fondant icing and decorated with a string of tiny white sugarpaste blossom flowers and a white sugarpaste lace insert. There is room ‘inside’ the ‘box’ for 8 chocolate sweets…
…The secret is that the chocolates – which I will make tomorrow – are not your standard, everyday chocolates but are chocolate covered ‘cake balls’….chocolate sponge cake crumbs bound together with buttercream icing and enrobed with milk chocolate.
The inspiration for this cake has come from Bakerella who has a wonderfully inspirational website/blog and has a tutorial for this cake on her site. If you have a bit of a sweet tooth, grab yourself a cup of coffee and have a visual feast there that will make you drool!!
As a first attempt I am fairly happy with this but I have a few things I would alter if I did another one. And tomorrow will be another ‘first’ as I attempt to make my chocolate covered cake balls to go into the sweetie cups.
And, hopefully, a tasty photo to head tomorrow’s Thing-a-Day post from me!