I wanted to make her a special cake as she shoots weddings and special events with beautiful custom cakes all the time! It was her turn for a special treat made just for her!
I loved the chocolate cake from the Paula Dean PB & Chocolate cupcakes soo much that I reused that recipe for the cake.
I just have to give a shout out for all the butter that was in this cake. 1.5 lbs. makes this cake so delicious!
Because the cake is so rich, I went with a thick layer of chocolate and vanilla pastry cream to lighten up the intense chocolate flavor of the cake.
Here is the start of the sunset I created on the side of the cake. I used thick and messy layers of each color so that I could blend the frosting out with the swoop of my knife afterwards.
I had so much fun mixing up all the forsting colors for this cake! Who doesn't love a colorful beautiful California sunset??
I added dark and light blue frosting on the top and then blended the blue into the pink.
Rolling out two shades of grey fondant and then cutting out the buildings for my skyline... I made just enough for a few gatherings of buildings around the cake. I didn't want to cover up all those colors of my sunset!!