Everyone always wants to know what my secret recipe is for my Chocolate cake. It isn't such a big secret...
I use the Hershey's 'Perfectly Chocolate' Chocolate Cake recipe. I do tweak it a little, but this is one of the best cakes I have ever made. It bakes nice and level, is dense and very moist.
After all the baking was done it was time to get down to decorating. This cake was for the Cub Scout Banquet for the boys who were crossing over to become Boy Scouts.
I put a crumb coat on it and carved the trail to go up the mountain.
Here it is frosted and I put chocolate chip cookie crumbs down for the mountain trail.
Fondant canoe for the water.
Setting up camp on the top with fire, marshmallows and sleeping bag.
adding some of the water
adding trees, grass and rocks along the trail.
everything was edible except for the string for the fish, the bridge
and the sticks for the marshmallows.
It was a great celebration for the boys and everyone loved the cake
(which made all of the hours I put into it worth while)
Next year my youngest crosses over and the cake will need
to be just that much more special..
time to get planning...