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Harley Davidson Flamin' Cake

I was asked to make this cake oh about a couple of weeks ago, so I had plenty of time to get myself ready for the cake.  But of course the classic procrastinator that I am left everything until the night before.  At least I made sure nothing needed to cure for more than a few hours.  I've been caught with needing something to "refrigerate overnight" with only a few hours to spare.  Fortunately, everything fell into place.  I even went to bed at a decent hour and got up fairly early and was ready to go on time.  As I'm leaving to meet up at the drop off spot I thought that I really should have swapped cell numbers, but I knew where I was going.  So after about an hour and a bit after the appointed time I finally tracked down the cell number and realised that I had no clue where I was.  *sigh* Thankfully I got the cake delivered and in one piece.  Hopefully it was worth the wait!
I really did enjoy making this cake.  The request was a Harley Davidson theme and Google did not fail in providing lots of inspiration.  I was very leery about doing the HD symbol but I underestimated again how easy royal icing is to work with.  Also, having edible markers are a dream for drawing out everything first and then going over it with the icing.

Cake: bottom layer is Versatile Vanilla Cake; top layer is The Perfect Chocolate Cake
Filling: White chocolate mousse for the bottom and semi-sweet chocolate mousse for the top.  The semi-sweet chocolate turned out way better than the white, it was a lot thicker.  Both I thought tasted yummy, but I don't think I'll try the white chocolate again or I'll search for a different recipe.


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