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Death by Chocolate by bloookkkerschtufin Death by Chocolate by bloookkkerschtufin
The birthday cake I made for my best friend, Jessica!

This is a three layered cake, with whipped dark chocolate ganache in the centre layered with sliced strawberries. On top, I poured over dark chocolate ganache, piped some whipped chocolate ganache to hold the ganache dipped strawberries... and I diced up a few strawberries to throw around the base and the centre :D

!!Update!!

I've been getting a few requests for recipes, so here goes some pretty basic instruction on how to do it...

Bake your favourite chocolate cake, enough to make 3 layers in a 9 inch, round cake pan. You can make it 2 layers if you like :)
Slice up a lot of strawberries... I don't know exactly how many I used because it was such a long time ago, but too many strawberries is never a problem, since they're very nice for snacking!
The outer layer of chocolate is simply ganache. Ganache is melted chocolate mixed with whipping cream. The inner layer of the cake is also made of the ganache, but I divided my recipe of ganache into two bowls. I whipped one of the portions, and used that to pipe around the cake as well as layer the strawberries on inside the layers.
Assemble! You can see from the bottom right picture what I've done. Cake, whipped ganache, strawberries, repeat!
I filled in the sides that were exposed strawberry with some more whipped ganache so that the ganache can pour over and spread evenly (or helped along with a spatula!) any left over regular ganache was used to dip the strawberries in. Note that the chocolate won't fully set up and harden, since it is not tempered chocolate. I piped some whipped ganache as a border along the bottom of the cake and diced some strawberries to garnish.

and that's the general gist of what I did... you can find pretty good chocolate cake recipes in books, online, etc... and a recipe for ganache can be easily found online. But if you want to whip the ganache, you're going to have to suck it up and use whipping cream! NO CUTTING CALORIES ON THIS ONE!!! haha
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:iconxeme13:
Xeme13 Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2015  New Deviant Hobbyist General Artist
Much better decorating than what I could have done!
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Clockspur Featured By Owner May 17, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Woah, yumCake 
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Ayoka1214 Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Sweet baby jesus.... *mouth waters*
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VeronicaPrower Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2014
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ETHorrorGamer Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2014  Student Digital Artist
*mouth drolls* Strawberry Chocolate! MY TWO MOST FAVORITE THINGS IN THE UNIVERSE!
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Foxxtrel Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2013
oh my god, where do i buy me this cake?
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Florosco99 Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2013  Student Digital Artist
SWEET LORD OF CHOCOLATE
Please let me have this cake
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SuperSweetSugar Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2012
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VenturasGirl Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Oh my lord, this looks amazing... I love to bake and would love to make this. It's incredible. What is the recipe/ratio for the ganache, if it's not a family secret? ;) My gosh that is cool.
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SugarBit Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Strawberries and chocolate, my two favourite things :)
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shadowclaw02 Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2012  Student General Artist
can i us ur cake idea for my bday
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shadowclaw02 Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2012  Student General Artist
thats awesome
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Rozzi-dk Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2012  Student General Artist
OMG it looks tasty! And so pretty... Awesome cake ;D ;D ;D
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EmeraldKeefe Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2012
It's look delicious and techinically it's death by chocolate AND strawberries.
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KonataStars Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2012   Traditional Artist
oh. my. gosh. that looks so freakin delicious :drool:
I wanna eat it :yum:
:cake:
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Echocresten Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
wow, that's really awesome and looks delicious! :)
haha, i remember my brother once attempted to bake a 12 layered cake, it didn't work out so well. XP
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ravennyxrayn Featured By Owner May 23, 2012
wow! leaving the leaves on the strawberry is an interesting idea.
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i-haz-a-doodle-plex Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Best way to go, ever. indeed, "death" by chocolate. XD
This looks delish.
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Slave2Karma Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2012
That has to be the best looking cake I've ever seen. :iconamgtouchplz:
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LimboTheLost Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
*drool* ...
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Talty Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2012   Artisan Crafter
Hi! I wanted to let you know that this has been featured in the article The Love for Food, which shows some of the best examples of food art. Keep up the good work! :D
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yogika Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2012   Traditional Artist
i'd die happy...
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Fiery-Fire Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:iconlovley-dimentio: You have been featured in Sweet dreams are made of this
:drool: >> [link]
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sunshishi Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
You have been featured here: [link]
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zesinidia Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
~drooools

that looks de.li.ci.ous!!!
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Ryvirus21393 Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I must agree with your title! XD That cake would be the death of it! Love the cake~
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Lineface Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Want. Want. Want. Want.
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peterandwendy Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Nise
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TheMim Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
that
looks
delicious
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LaLLa1989 Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2011
Wow meravigliosa <3
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faucke Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2011
seems so yummie! :D
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123kitkit123 Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
wow! thats one hell of a cake! i'm doing cake decorating myself ^^ i'm gonna be doing a creepy halloween cake soon (its a class i'm doing)
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last-breath-of-life Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2011
this looks do good, i want to try my hand at making something like it now!
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bella1983 Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2011
that looks incredible YUM
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Younae Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2011
Yum, I want a part ! :D
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Yamashita-Kumiko Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Your photo has been featured here: [link] :D
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NakamuraTenshi Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2011
I would GLADYL die this way! Not only does this look delicious, but its beautiful! Amazing work, I think I'll have to try this someday :D
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Carmel-Apple-Tree Featured By Owner May 27, 2011
Yum! It looks beautiful!
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Fate-Wolffe Featured By Owner May 27, 2011
Yummmyy.

I wouldn't mind eating this for my last meal.
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LittleWindy7 Featured By Owner May 14, 2011
*Pass out* So beautiful and delicious!!!
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cakecreations Featured By Owner May 14, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
my mouth is watering Cynthia! Soooo pretty!!
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furiousflamewolf Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
loooks really yummy =D
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lisajong2 Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
this makes me soo HUNGRY!!!!!!!!!!!! <3 strawberries and chocolate,,,
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Batz108 Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2011
:love:omg, can you have an orgasm looking at food?
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Coriander25 Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2011  Student Digital Artist
omj this looks soooo good! cake love!!
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Nightwish-328 Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
OMG THIS LOOKS FREAKING DELICIOUS! I am going to have to try this for my poppi's b-day~ he'll love it~
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darkjuliet333 Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2011
ur killin me here.....
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rmumpton Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2010   Filmographer
WANT!!!! I have only ever seen on cake better and that's the cake I have for my birthday every year... Just a ordinary triple layer chocolate cake with chocolate frosting... The Cake That Minnie Mouse Made For Pluto On His Birthday... from the Moosewood Cookbook.

This does look awesome though... I am definitely going to try making something like that at some point. Thank you so much for sharing!
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Karen-da-Snowfox Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh my goaddd... :wow:

Give me a piece!! :cries:
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kit7en Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I would love to die like that ....
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