Hello again everyone. After I posted above about my first chocolate wrapped cake, I made a second one in mid-August. It was my first "commission"! A dear friend and her sister came down from San Francisco. She asked me to order a nice cake for her sister's birthday as a surprise and she'd pay for it. Of course, I said, "Buy???? Why, I can make a much better cake and you can just pay for the ingredients." (The ingredients were $23.50 with just about everything bought by me on sale or with 40% coupons. She gave me $40 "because it is so beautiful and is the first cake that tastes as good as it looks!")
I made a chocolate pound cake, 2-8" round layers, with chocolate raspberry mousse filling, chocolate BC, and 3 layers of wrapped chocolate: milk, white, and dark. There were two problem spots: a piece of the top edge broke off, but I reattached with melted chocolate and made that the back of the cake, and the bottom layer had a gap, but I filled that in on the back as well. I dipped strawberries in two chocolates--dark then white, dipped fresh blackberries in white choc, and sprinkled those along with fresh, undipped raspberries around the top and cake board edges. Topped it off with Disco Dust. CANNOT BELIEVE THAT I MADE THAT GORGEOUS WONDERFULLY TASTY CAKE!!!!! Really, not kidding, cannot believe I'm able to do that now. My first Wilton course was in March 2010.
My niece just created a website which I'll have to learn how to use, and the chocolate cake is on the first page. Here's the link: http://christinascakes.shutterfly.com/?email=kickytina%40cox.net#
CANNOT THANKS SARSI AND SHIRLEY W ENOUGH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!