Sunday, 6 December 2015

Cocoa Cuts

Sometimes, words are not always needed.

Sometimes, you just need to get straight to the point, and gawk at pictures of this beautifully rustic-looking carrot cake with cream cheese frosting and thousands of hand grated white chocolate shavings to elegantly decorate.

Sometimes, cake. 

This was slightly trying to make, due to the humid conditions and very viscose cream cheese frosting. As a result, the rustic-looking icing (which the perfectionist in me has embraced) was merely the product of a hurried attempt to get it iced and in the fridge to set before it all melted away!

However, the heat was good for one thing, the chocolate shavings. Top tip: in order to get fuller longer chocolate shavings, leave the chocolate out of the fridge for 30-45 minutes before use so it can soften, then grate. This gives them more of a curl that looks perfect as a garnish or decoration on any cake!

Below is one of those interludes from an album that you wish was a full length song - the delicate piano melody is beautiful - enjoy!

Til' next time...

O xx

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