Mocha Layer Cake

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by Chris on February 13, 2012

torta a strati/layer cake

I must make a confession.  While I believe everything happens for a reason and I’m resigned to the fact my full time gig is where I need to be right now, it is a huge disappointment that I am unable to find the time to decorate cakes like I did just a couple of years ago. Once upon a time, despite working full-time, I was able to kick out a ridiculous amount of specialty cakes.

But, since moving back and working to recoup my losses, my time management has suffered in a significant way. Other than some basic layer cakes, and a decorative cupcake or two,

the fun stuff has long since been shelved and I have even had to turn away orders.

Until I can find a way back into decorating part (or full) time, I try to squeeze in (for me) less complicated cakes every once and a while, like the Red Velvet Cake with Cheesecake Center and this one, photographed by Tami.

And, thank goodness Tami was available to snap these photos!  Truth?  This cake almost didn’t make the blog. After 30 minutes in the car, and with less than a ½-mile to Tami’s door, the cake tin flipped over in my front seat.

Can you picture it?  Can you envision the slow-mo film blooper?  The side glimpse of the “slip”? The head turn The right arm reaching out but missing the tin only by an inch? And then, the sound of the plastic container bumping off the side of the car door and crashing to the floorboard?  The sudden, unexpected tumble made this once-perfectly open-layered chocolate bake pretty much un-salvageable.  Or, so I thought.

One slice is all Tami needed to showcase it’s moist mocha scrumptiousness. She did good, right?


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Brenda @ a farmgirl's dabbles February 13, 2012 at 11:12 PM

The cake sounds heavenly – and looks great considering the tumble!! Your decorated cakes of the past are incredible. I do hope you get some time freed up to enjoy all of that creativity again soon!

Kate February 14, 2012 at 7:06 AM

With a cake like that, one slice is probably all any of us needs!

Marge February 14, 2012 at 7:22 AM

Chris– I don’t know where to begin– with that cake that I NEED for breakfast RIGHT NOW or with your incredible cakes of yore. I had no idea!! That one with the camera (of course) speaks to my heart, but they all show your incredible creative talent.
On this Valentine’s Day, let me just say that I believe you will find a way to follow the dream inspired by the passion in your heart. (And I will be on the sidelines, cheering you on and offering a hand should you stumble now and then).

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