This was my baking project this weekend. I made it for a member of the board of governers at the hospital I work at for her birthday. The administrative assistant for the CEO approached me last week to make this cake. I asked her what flavors she would like and she told me I should decide. I made a tiramisu cake, so I hope the lucky recepient likes coffee.

The cake part itself is Rose’s biscuit de savioe baked in two 8 x 2 inch pans, which I then split in half, so I had 4 layers of cake. I used the tiramisu filling and expresso simple syrup recipes from Rose’s tiramisu recipe in RHC. ( The only change I made was I added 2 1/2 tsps of gelatin to the filling so that it would be firm enough to slice ).

I used mocha mousseline buttercream to ice the cake and then sprinkled cocoa on top. And yay!!! my tempered chocolate band worked.

She wanted me to write happy birthday on the cake. I hate writing on cakes. So I made a chocolate plaque and tried to write on that. My writing was just as bad. I took one of my antique postcards and cut it out to fit the chocolate plaque. I glued parchment paper to the back of the postcard with white chocolate and then glued that to the chocolate plaque. So all she has to do is take the postcard and parchment paper off and she can eat the chocolate plaque if she wants to. The roses around the bottom of the cake are white chocolate.

The pictures aren’t that great. The lighting is not very good in my kitchen at night.