Simple Birthday Cake

green flower cake

I hope you don’t mind another cake photo, but I just love love love cakes. I made this simple chocolate cake for my sister-in-laws birthday last weekend. I couldn’t just leave it a plain ole chocolate cake, so I made a green(her favorite color) flower from fondant and slapped it on the side. Instant chic cake!!!
Thanks to Christina over at Mele Cotte for giving me the idea of using coffee grounds for the middle of the flower.

Want the recipe for this beautiful cake? Its the best chocolate cake in the world and the frosting is, well, Evil!

I ALWAYS ALWAYS ALWAYS use Hershey’s Black Magic Cake   I have made many-a chocolate cakes and this one is by far the very best!
and for the frosting I use  is Hershey’s “perfectly chocolate” chocolate




  1. 1

    It looks beautiful! Love that I could be of assistance. 🙂 Maybe we will be able to decorate a cake together one day!

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  3. 3

    This is so pretty! Love it.

  4. 4

    Super cake! I don’t have that recipe…going to copy it now.

  5. 5

    Those are two great recipes! Love your cake!

  6. 6

    I love it, thank for sharing.

  7. 7

    How beautiful! Isn’t it amazing how one simple flower can totally finish off an otherwise plain cake! I am definitely going to try those recipes! Thanks for sharing!

  8. 8

    mind? of course not.
    you are the queen of creative cakes momma L

  9. 9

    That does not look to simple to me…I just dont have that creative touch when it comes to frosting layer cakes.

  10. 10

    What a great cake. Makes me want to try that Hershey’s recipe. Hope things are going well for you.

  11. 11

    The cake looks perfect!

  12. 12

    Looks perfectly chic. A great idea!

  13. 13

    Gorgeous!! I definitely need to try that recipe.

  14. 14

    What a beautiful birthday cake! Love the fondant flower, too.

  15. 15

    So pretty! I’m craving chocolate so badly now!

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    Looks so purdy! 🙂

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    Love this cake!! Gorgeous with the green flower 🙂 I’ll have to try that hershey’s recipe.