I have a dilemma…I am baking the 60th wedding anniversary cake for my husband’s grandparents and they want both chocolate and carrot cake. I’d love to create a 2-tier cake that has the same outer appearance for each tier, but of course, the insides would be completely different. I know the crowd and the carrot cake eaters will want their carrot cake and cream cheese frosting while the chocolate cake eaters will not want any cream cheese even close to their cake and would prefer a full chocolate (aka ganache) experience. The carrot cake recipe from RHC does have cocoa in it and I’ve seen carrot cake recipes calling for chocolate glazes and the like so I don’t think it’s totally out of the question, but does it sound like a bad idea?
I’ve been dreaming up my decoration motif and I’d like to do some spun sugar adornments with perhaps a small gold embossed fondant monogram ( I dislike cakes with piles of writing mostly because I’m awful at it).