|Posted by AFarmhouseFull on May 23, 2012 at 5:05 PM|
Happy Birthday to me! Yep, I am thirty! No longer can I claim to be in my twenties….but with almost 6 kids…..I am far from pretending to be younger than I am! The day was beautiful and I took the monkeys to the park to play, eat a picnic lunch and take a long stroll. My husband and father in law even met me at the park for lunch.
We had dinner here at the farmhouse and Mike was kind enough to cook (okay, we ordered my favorite pizza – but really, lets be honest, the pizza was way better!). I had spent the day before preparing a black tie mousse cake for my birthday cake.
I really wanted one and they are about $40 to purchase one….BLAH….I am cheap remember? So I found a recipe online and it turned out AMAZING!!!! I am linking to the recipe only because it is silly to re-write it. I followed it exactly and it was so good I really wouldn’t change anything. The only slight variation I made was on the final layer (chocolate ganache frosting). I ended up doing the icing in two steps. I first poured on a thick layer of chocolate ganache and swirled in the white chocolate, leaving the spring pan form in place.
Then I put it in the freezer to set and when it was good and cooled I removed the spring form side and finished the side icing (with a much cooler, firmer leftover ganache) and crusted it with mini chocolate chips. AMAZING, simply amazing! It was 5 layers of goodness….devils food cake, chocolate mousse, vanilla custard, dark chocolate ganache and finally a chocolate chip crust……mmmmmmm….