I haven't actually invited him over for tea yet. Oops.
Adding the OJ to the mix...
Looks a bit vomity, doesn't it.
The Trail of Destruction...
...from TWO angles!
Uh-oh, I may have over-cooked it.
No matter - my aim today is to play with decorating techniques. Instead of the orange glaze that the recipe specifies, I'm covering it with dark chocolate ganache and piping detail in white chocolate ganache. Any potential dryness in the cake should be balanced by the chocolately goodness.
And here it is, all finished.
(my handwriting needs work - I have new-found empathy for the Wreckerators of the world)
Nomnomnom. Not dry at all, and the balance between sweet and bitter, each of which are present in both the dark chocolate ganache and the orange cake, is perfect.
I love public holidays!