dark chocolate birthday cupcake
I have been friends with Cindy since high school and I have proof ;) Here is our high school photo taken *cough *splutter 31 years ago.
Cindy class photo
Me class photo
Life long friends, we live in neighbouring suburbs and Daniel went to high school with Cindy's kids. I love Cindy, she is an amazing friend and an amazing person. Happy Birthday Cindy!!! Hope you are having a lovely day!
I wanted a cake that would have been served 30+ years ago & a chocolate frosted cream filled layer cake came to mind, it is what my mum made for me... from a packet mix, bless her heart baking wasn't her forte.
For the "birthday candle" on the cake I wrapped fondant around a toothpick, the toothpick then goes through the cake to secure the layers. For the flame I used a little yellow & red fondant, attached to candle & glazed with cake glaze. For the minature layer cake I used a 4cm (1.6inch) cutter to cut the centre from another cupcake, split, frosted and filled as per usual.
Happy Baking :)