I turned 24 a few weeks ago, and to celebrate I decided to make the most ridiculously kitsch cake ever! I had a great time decorating the cake, taking inspiration from The Unbirthday Bakery (if you haven't seen their incredible cake creations on Instagram, you totally should!)
I made four chocolate sponges (using this recipe) and layered them together with the most incredible pink buttercream frosting before covering the entire cake in buttercream and topping it with a smooth covering of dark chocolate ganache. Then the fun really started!
I dotted the cake with all my favorite vegan goodies including mini oreos, party rings, gold leaf, rocky road and honeycomb chocolate shards. I even made glitter-dipped cherries by painting ripe cherries with a little liquid glucose and then dipping them in edible gold glitter! And of course I couldn't resist topping the cake with some aquafaba macarons (these were earl grey flavor, made using the techniques from my Vanilla Chai Macarons)
I have to admit that I was a little hesitant about cutting into this cake, but it was really yummy and I enjoyed sharing it with friends.
Now to start planning next year's cake!