This cake was for a birthday tea party for my friend's Mother-in-law. I had wanted to try a teapot for a while so this seemed like the perfect opportunity. I decided to put some roses in for fun. A little later I wondered if I was subconsciously channeling Dorothy the Dinosaur and her love of rosy tea (did I mention my son is a huge [read obsessed] Wiggles fan?) Anywho, I guess Dorothy hosts a pretty mean tea party so who am I to argue...
Inside is a dark chocolate mudcake with dark chocolate ganache. It is quite a smallish cake, only about 5" across and made to serve 8 (with a little leftover).
Happy Birthday to Ella and Abbie's Nanny!