|Not sure where that big air bubble came from.|
So as my birthday approached, I knew I wanted to make my own cake. See I have control issues and this is the only way I knew I'd get the cake I wanted. And I wanted the cake to taste like an Almond Joy. I scoured my cookbooks in search of the magic combination. The chocolate almond cake from Confetti Cakes was an easy choice. I searched and finally found a cream cheese coconut filling. Then figured I'd add chopped almonds, a chocolate buttercream and top the entire thing off with chocolate ganache. It sounded perfect as I was planning. But...
The filling wasn't the taste I was looking for...See the filling was essentially a cream cheese frosting with a cup of coconut tossed in for texture. And that's exactly what it tasted like. It picked up some of the coconut flavor but not what I was looking for. The cake was good. All the parts worked together but it wasn't the Almond Joy I was hoping for.
Oh well, I guess that just means I'll have to try again. And I realized it wasn't going to taste like how I wanted it too as I was putting it together so I was a little disappointed while I was finishing it off...And maybe I was little down cause I was aging...But either way I didn't even bother to decorated it. After I put the ganache on I stuck it straight in the fridge and that's when the big ugly air bubble formed.
But it did taste good...Even if it wasn't my Almond Joy.