My cousin Angie flew in from Chicago last weekend, specifically to run in Bay to Breakers with a group of friends. My other cousin Yvonne planned to run in it as well. So on Angie's first evening in town, we all had dinner at my house. For dessert, I made a triple chocolate mousse cake - a 6-inch version of the individual triple chocolate mousse cakes I made a few months ago.
The bottom layer was a moist chocolate cake (I again used the Ina Garten recipe instead of the flourless chocolate cake recipe from ATK), the middle layer was a bittersweet chocolate mousse, and the top layer was a white chocolate mousse. Then I piped on a good luck message in melted chocolate.
After I unmolded my mousse cake, the top edge was really wonky and uneven. So I thought I would pipe on a nice shell border (to hide the wonkyness). But, it only made the cake more ugly (sigh). I had the urge to pipe a shell border on the bottom of the cake to even it out, but I resisted, as I have messed up cakes in the past by continuing to add things such as this.
In the end, the cake tasted great, and that's all that matters, right? :)
Hope you enjoyed it Angie and Yvonne!