16 July, 2015

my black forest birthday cake

Confession: I really love black forest cake of the supermarket variety. It has been one of my favorites since I was a kid, but for my birthday this year I wanted something a bit more special to serve my friends after sushi dinner. Yesterday I turned 27 (yikes!) and together with my mom built a towering three layer black forest cake with heaps of whipped cream and cherries. We followed this recipe and I took the liberty of adding pink sprinkles and edible gold stars, which look like little constellations in the icing! This cake was pretty damn delicious but admittedly not as good as my pink cake from last year.








20 comments:

Emma said...

Wow this looks amazing, and a late happy birthday to you! Fresh cherries and chocolate are a winning combination, I did a black forest chocolate mousse on my own blog a week ago :)

Emma xo // Wallflower Wardrobe

burntfeather said...

Hands down my favourite cake was a frozen Black Forest cake from Sara Lee! I'd request it year after year until for some (super sad!) reason they stopped stocking it - noooooooo! Black forests will always have my heart and your cake is one of the prettiest versions I've ever seen! HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

rae lovefromberlin said...

Wow this look absolutely delicious! You both are very talented at baking! I bet it tasted as good as it looks!

Rae | Love from Berlin

Katie Frank said...

It seems like you had lots fun !!! yay! I have something for you & I'm sending it very soon! <3

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Jane said...

Happy birthday!!! That cake looks amazing top to bottom but I think the edible gold stars makes it.

Carina Maree said...

Happy Birthday Sarah! The cake looks delightful. I love black forest cakes, and just wish I could reach through the screen to grab a slice of yours!

xx Carina

Mani said...

That cake looks incredible! I'm a total fiend for chocolate so naturally I also love black forest cake, haha :) Hope you had an amazing birthday!

Viva La DIY said...

Yum, cake looks super delicious!

♡ Dulce

lisa said...

glad your birthday was well spent creating & devouring such a delicious and AMAAAZING looking cake ♥♥♥

Michèle Kruesi said...

yummy this one looks so so good

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Laura said...

Happy belated Birthday, Sarah!
That cake looks so perfect, it probably was
soo, soo delicious. :)

la-ailurophile.blogspot.de

Winnie said...

Wowee!! That looks absolutely stunning and totally delicious. This ticks off lots of things I like about my cakes - looks very picture worthy and black forest is such a winner. Yum!

akiko hiramatsu said...

Happy birthday!!!
Such a lovely cake!
It looks so delicious♡

I follow you now ; )

akiko

modenfer said...

Happy (late) Birthday! :-))) Your cake is so lovely and looks yummy!

Clara Campelo said...

WAW!! Looks so yummy!! *--*

Kati said...

Maybe it wasn't as delicious but it definitely looked the part!

-Kati

Valerie Enríquez said...

Welcome to 27! I always forget that I'm 27 to be honest...it's such a random age lol. I didn't have a beautiful cake like yours, but I'll have to make an excuse to eat one soon. Great job on making it look so gorgeous! xx

Saskia B said...

Ahh Happy Birthday!

That looks so delicious - need to give Black Forest Cake a go!

Saskia / girlinbrogues.com

akiko hiramatsu said...

Oh!!!
Super gorgeous black forest cake!

akiko

thelifeofaudaciousaudrey said...

That cake looks amazing! I'm s impressed you baked it.