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.