The cake recipe I used is a good one - the best I've ever made. It always turns out so moist and chocolaty that I have a hard time even considering a different option. I used a chocolate ganache to layer the cake, and a chocolate buttercream frosting for the fancy decorations. I was in a bit of a rush when I iced the cake, underestimating the amount of time it would take to frost and take photos.
I rarely need an excuse to make a cake. I do however need people with a healthy appetite for sugar and butter. Surely, there is no point in making a cake and eating it all to yourself. Cake is meant to be shared with friends and family and is meant to bring people together. It is sweet, often colorful, and sometimes filled with coins wrapped in parchment paper, thanks to my grandmother.