As a bit of back story, the Tip.It Crewbie Newbie known as Salleh came to stay with me for a week, and during this time... we created Death By Chocolate.
It started out innocently enough, she wanted to bake with me as I love cooking, and she wanted to try something new, so we made some Brownies from a pre-bought mix one day. They weren't bad, but they weren't special, and you barely got any in the pack.
We went back to ASDA in the hopes of finding some inspiration on what to make. Those that know me know of my tendency to be over-the-top, so when we found some chocolate fudge icing in a tub that tasted lovely... I had a vision.
When we got back, we made a test sponge from mix we made ourselves. Basic recipe being 1 egg = 50g of sugar, 50g of flour, and 50g of butter.
While I don't have many shots of us cooking this one (I didn't think to take pictures), these are a couple I managed to get:
[hide=Sally and I with the Cake][/hide]
[hide=Presentation Slice of the Cake!][/hide]
It was beautiful, the sponge was perfect, and the butter-cream on the top (a simple mix of butter and icing sugar), and some white chocolate chips baked into the sponge, it tasted amazing.
Of course, I wasn't satisfied. It was beautiful, yes, but it was only the test project for Death By Chocolate, so we started work.
[hide=I was very professional the entire time][/hide]
[hide=A large amount of cake mix!][/hide]
[hide=Half of the Cake, baked with glace cherries, white and milk chocolate chips][/hide]
[hide=I watch intently as Sally mixes happily away][/hide]
[hide=Did anyone ask for more butter-cream, and this time, CHOCOLATE?!][/hide]
[hide=Slather that butter-cream on girl, treat it real nice..][/hide]
[hide=The Finished Result - Death By Chocolate][/hide]
[hide=A solo shot of the beautiful and crazy Salleh][/hide]
We used 12 eggs, at least 600 grams of sugar and flour, and a lot more butter, icing sugar, baking powder, cocoa powder, chocolate sprinkles, white and milk chocolate chips, and glace cherries. While it was probably expensive as hell, it was worth it to spend time with my best friend, doing what I love doing <3: