Monday, January 13, 2014

Chocolate Ripple Birthday Cake.......mmmmmmmm.......

Hello there!! So, I thought I'd start the week out by sharing cake...doesn't get much better than that now does it??!? We celebrated another birthday on the weekend...nothing fancy or huge, just a quiet family do but of course there had to be cake. Chocolate Ripple cake to be exact. Mmmmmm. Now I do realise there is no wheel reinventing going on here but I figured I'd share how I slapped it together because....well....that's what a blogger does, don't they??!

                                                                                   
Ok....go and buy yourself a couple of packets of chocolate ripple biscuits and a large tub of thickened cream, which you will then whip with a few spoonfuls of sugar and a splosh of vanilla. Now you can start assembling your cake...in whatever shape you like.....

                                                                                 



Once you have all the biscuits 'glued' together with cream start covering it all with the remaining cream....

                                                                               


I tend to be a little on the stingy side with the cream until I have the whole lot covered just to make sure there is enough cream, which there always is,  and then slap on the rest to fill any gaps and smooth it all out a bit......

                                                                                   


For the top I usually do the traditional thing and grate some peppermint crisp or chocolate over it but for this one smarties just seemed the logical choice. I did all this the night before the big day so the biscuits would be really lovely and soft but next time I would pop the smarties on the day of the party to prevent the colour running...although I didn't hear any complaints from anyone!?!!


                                                                                 


And there we have it...one of the easiest, and possibly tastiest birthday cakes I've made in a long time!!

                                                                                   


Now where are those left-overs.........

Have a fab day guys........



                                                            Janelle  xx                                                                              

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