Last weekend was my father-in-law’s birthday. I wanted to make him a cake but I often struggle with making pretty cakes for a man. It’s hard to come up with a color scheme that doesn’t look like a baby shower for a boy.
So I decided to go with chocolate. I made a devil’s food chocolate cake with coco-coconut frosting. Instead of using all the water with the buttercream, I subbed in some coconut water and instead of using all the butter, I put in some coconut oil. It tasted amazing!
The dot technique I learned here but I decided not to do the ombre effect (see the baby boy comment above). It’s pretty easy to do. You basically just make dots vertically one at a time and “squish” them with a small offset spatula.
I topped the cake off with these adorable flags I bought from BHLDN.com that I don’t believe are available anymore.
Tags: buttercream, chocolate, coconut, dots
Categorised in: Cake of the Week
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