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Yet another Birthday

My brother – in- law’s birthday is one day after my brother. And after that purist chocolate of a cake for the brother, i wanted another element to be featured in this next cake.

Don’t get me wrong, chocolate is still a favorite, and it’s presence is mandatory in this cake. However, for this cake, it, the chocolate content can take a backseat, and i was allowed room to introduce another ingredient.

I recounted the various times i hung out with my brother in law, and noticed an ongoing trend. Starbucks, Coffee Bean, Starbucks, Starbucks. Yup, we are dealing with a coffee buff here.

And so, the opera cake it is then!

Layers of sponge cake sandwiching alternating layers of coffee buttercream and chocolate ganache.


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  1. October 11, 2010 at 4:25 am

    What an excellent choice for a cake. It’s so elegantly decorated too. That would make anyone’s birthday special.

  2. October 11, 2010 at 4:49 am

    This chocolate cake looks lusidious.

  3. October 11, 2010 at 12:59 pm

    Nice cake… the birthday person is very lucky to have such a lovely cake.

  4. crustabakes
    October 11, 2010 at 2:41 pm

    Thanks for the kind words everyone, and for dropping by. 🙂

  5. October 11, 2010 at 8:50 pm

    This is fabulous! I always see Opera cakes at french patisseries and am in awe of their gorgeous layers. Very impressive 🙂
    Heidi xo

  6. Zoe
    October 11, 2010 at 10:54 pm

    Very nice cake. The chocolate layer is very smooth. The birthday person is very lucky.

  7. October 12, 2010 at 4:42 pm

    I am a coffee buff too, so opera cake is one of favs! Nicely done on yours.

  8. DG
    October 13, 2010 at 3:38 pm

    I love opera cakes, yours looks exclusive!

  9. October 21, 2010 at 4:39 am

    Wow, this is really nice! This is my second hint to make a sponge cake…I think I’m going to take it!

  1. November 6, 2010 at 4:29 am

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