Two of my best friends have birthdays today. One of them lives in Oregon, but I'm blessed to have the other here and got to make a cake for the occasion! I had done some recipe testing a couple of weeks ago, but as it turns out, that idea didn't translate as well as I'd have liked to a full sized cake. Frankly, it just wasn't worthy of her! Not a problem, I went back to my old standby for the base and then got creative with the decorating.
It's a chocolate cake with chocolate mousse filling in the middle. From there, I covered it with caramel milk chocolate ganache and then decorated it with the caramel dark chocolate ganache stars. I was really pleased with how the ganache spread and piped both - it had the perfect consistency. I also had a chance to use one of my chocolate transfer sheets, with a musical theme - reflective of my friend.
Happy Birthday, girl! I hope you have a great year. Sure love you....