Back to food blogging! August has been quite an eventful month for me, so I didn’t really have that much time to play around in the kitchen. Fortunately I had a free day on my birthday a few days ago, so I took the opportunity to bake myself a DIY birthday cake. I settled for a small chocolate cake dressed up as a basket case with flowers on top :).
This was my first attempt of doing a basket weave cake design, and although it had a few flaws, I was pretty content with how it turned out for a first try :P.
I used a Swiss meringue buttercream technique for the frosting, while I stuck with my go-to chocolate cake recipe from Add a Pinch.
The chocolate cake turned out pretty moist even after I refrigerated it, but I thought there was too much frosting for the amount of cake. Oh well, I’ll keep that in mind next time I make a cake :P.
Here’s a step by step demonstration in photos of how to make basket weave patterns:
Hope you’re having a great summer!