This is the kind of Birthday Cake that little boys' dreams are made of! Moist, flavorful dark Chocolate Cake covered with a Fudgy Chocolate Buttercream frosting, and topped with White Chocolate Pine Trees and north woods wild animals...could anything be more outdoorsy or delicious?
And a basic Fudgy Buttercream Frosting - this is the same recipe that I use for our family-favorite yellow cake. The tricky part was going to be the trees...and then I remembered the white chocolate trees I had made for a Winter cake several years ago. Pretzels would work perfectly for this - and they did! Drizzled with melted white chocolate that we colored with two different shades of green to get that "deep forest" feeling. Aren't they so cute?
Sprinkles of Oreo cookie crumbs created a forest path of dirt here and there. A little bit of piped green "grass" and a few colorful flowers, and this cake was slowly starting to come to life. Loaded up with all of our little guy's favorite forest animals, and we were ready to start the party!
I'm already thinking of ways to create a Christmas holiday cake with these beautiful pine trees! And to Kelsey...you inspire me!