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Hannah's Ribbon Birthday Cake

I've known Hannah my entire life.  We have been best buds since birth.  We grew up 3 houses away from each other on our little street.  We have bonded a lot over chocolate cake.  Tonight her husband had a birthday party for her at the New Massey House in Newcastle.  When we got the invite I volunteered right away to do the cake.  Of course it had to be chocolate.

I baked a two layer 8 inch and a two layer 6 inch cake out of one recipe of the Perfect Chocolate Cake recipe with the chocolate ganache for the filling.  I went for a sea-foam green colour for the icing and made it lighter for the 2nd tier. The ribbon effect takes a lot of icing, but it is very simple to do.

I love making these flowers.  It's not a huge amount of work for a big impact.  I dyed the fondant a coral colour which I know is a favourite of Hannah's.

Happy birthday my dear friend.  


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