There it is, the remainder of Kasey's Raspberry Black Forest birthday cake. A single disheveled slice to represent the creation that kept me industriously busy from the evening before her birth until well into the dawning of; ambitiously tempering of hundreds of ounces of dark chocolate to form the divine chocolate cake and sumptuous chocolate mousse - finally canvasing the cooled layers with a raspberry and cordial treatment around 4 am. (Why do I always wait for the last minute for these things?)
Actually, it wasn't till I was dashing to her party that day that I managed to slapdashedly concoct the white chocolate mousse frosting, topping the finished product with some lovely cream roses that I purchased on my way home from work, that it really all came together.
But ahh, the end-result was well was worth all the late-night effort ... and within an hour after this photo was taken, this last remaining testament of my work had also disappeared.