I talked the host into a tiered cake - I think a tiered cake looks a bit more elegant and celebratory… besides not being a fan of sheet cakes. I would rather do a 12 inch round. I hope a 10” tier and 6” tier will be enough for 25.. I imagine so.
This will be White Cake with Milk Chocolate Ganache. I made the choc egg white buttercream today, should I fill it with that or the light whipped ganache? I am still obsessing about the Milk Chocolate Ganache—hoping it will not be too chocolaty (for a person who does not want chocolate with chocolate).
The Guest of Honor requested White Cake with Chocolate Frosting and Green Icing with a microphone and bow tie. Not liking to write on cakes and not having as much room (with my writing especially), I am putting Happy Birthday on a gumpaste plaque. The remaining part will be on the cake board. The microphone is solid chocolate candy and the bow is a combo of choc modeling paste and fondant. They will rest on a fondant covered board atop the 6”
Edit: The writing is green candy compound. The second phrase are individual letters from candy mold. I only have to write Happy Birthday William. Now the Guest requested this cake but the host still wants him surprised. I hope I have enough surprise elements.
Should I torte it? Should I syrup it?
Oh and I have decided the other cake will be Golden Dream 9”. I wanted Coconut with Lemon filling but that is another white cake.
Here is design I have in my head. It will be interesting to see how it actually turns out. I hope this plan makes sense.