It was Mark’s birthday yesterday and to celebrate the fact (and also to celebrate the fact I could eat chocolate again!) I made him a birthday cake. I have a page on pinterest with lots of yummy looking cakes that are way beyond my skill level (house from Up! anyone?!) But I had pinned a picture of a pig cake that I really fancied having a go at. The original blog post is here:
There were no instructions with this post at all just this amazing picture. So I trawled about for a bit and came across a recipe on the BBC Good Food website for a tasty sounding chocolate cake by Lorraine Pascale (http://www.bbc.co.uk/food/recipes/i_cant_believe_you_made_90494) which I filled with black cherries and cream (black forest stylee) and kind of bodged the rest. For the swimming pool I made a chocolate ganache (400g milk chocolate and 250ml double cream – this made far too much). The pigs were made out of pink ready to roll icing and I stuck the kit kats on using the ganache as well. Using the photo from the blog to guide me, this is what I ended up with:
Not too far off the original I don’t think. It was very tasty but really quite sickly. The boys had a four-finger slice each and us ladies had a two-finger slice each and that was plenty!