Usually when I see a stand that I adore I try to imagine a cake that would compliment it. And usually I want the cake to be the focal point… not the stand.
Not this cake. How could I possible compete with that majestic stand?
So I piped out flowers in the richest chocolate buttercream I could fathom (posting a recipe soon!) and hoped they would hold a candle up to the intricate and flawlessly designed flowers on the cake stand.
The dark chocolate flowers are attempting to mimic the white orchid design on the cake platter- which is a signature collection of Michael Aram.
I cannot hold a candle to the stand, and thats ok! I dont mind taking a back seat to something so truly pretty.
The beauty of bring a cake baker is that I get to eat the evidence. The cake is a rich black velvet cake to contrast the bright white vanilla buttercream frosting. I loved the flavor as much as the bold design choice!
This black velvet cake is a simple adaptation of Martha Stewarts Red Velvet Cake. Soooooooo good!
Just look at those matching side plates! Its a food photographers dream.
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