Monday, May 10, 2010

May 10th - My Crazy Chocolate Cake


So here it is folks, my chocolate cake for the fancy schmancy fundraiser tonight.  I dropped it off and high tailed it home to have a drink with my friend Joy who is visiting from Cheeseland (a.k.a. Wisconsin).

The monster above is a chocolate cake filled with chocolate mousse and chocolate buttercream and covered with a chocolate fudge frosting.  Then, there are hundreds (well not hundreds) of painstakingly hand made flowers around the entire thing.  What do you think?



Brian (and I, but it was mostly Brian) made this cake stand out of a plate and some weird wire dress thing I found at homegoods. 

The take home gift for the lucky winners of my dessert is a box of homemade (yes Joy I made them myself) truffles.  From the top left (clockwise) Salt and Pepper Truffle, Basil and Hazelnut Truffle, Bittersweet Chocolate Truffle, Cinnamon and Chili Powder Truffle.

Brian made these boxes for me for the truffles.  Aren't they cute?  Since the fundraiser tonight was a fashion theme, Brian used a bunch of Marie Claire magazines to decorate the tops. 

So the way the fundraiser works is that everyone gets the same dinner (cooked by some really famous Chicago chefs) and then the tables of 10 have to bid on a dessert (there are like 32 to bid on).  Whoever bids the highest gets that dessert and the little take-home gift.  I guess I'll find out tomorrow how much mine went for.  Okay...that's it.  That's what I've been planning since March and working on for the past two weeks!!  Time for cocktails!!!


NikiTheo said...

Congrats on the finished product! The flowers look gorgeous!

nik.zimm said...

Mark!!!!!!!! Love, love, love it! The flowers looked great. Wish I could have tasted the cake and truffles. Let's have a truffle making party! And I super loved the boxes. They turned out great and I'm sure made for a stunning impact on the evening. Brian's such a great helper! :) Did you find out how much it went for? - Yea!

ஜCupcakeWhimsyஜ said...

Wow! Mark, that is just gorgeous. I cannot make a frosting rose but I bet I could make that chocolate one. Yum. And I am so glad it was a huge success (I already read your next post).