The name of this cake is derived from the theme (Chocolate Wedding Cakes=chocolate and love), one of the accents used (chocolate truffles), and the round features of the cake symbolizing Eternity.
Cake consists of three round tiers (8", 12", 16"). Truffles surround middle and top tiers. Stand between middle and top tiers is a glass bowl with chocolate on it. Inside bowl are additional truffles.
Bottom two tiers of this cake can be made from cake, for the contest, chocolate rice crispy treats were used. They were filled and iced with chocolate buttercream. Top tier was a dark chocolate red velvet cake with chocolate marscarpone filling and icing. All tiers were covered with white chocolate fondant and brushed with different luster and pearl dusts.
Base was covered in chocolate fondant and drizzled with chocolate.
Truffles included milk, dark, and white chocolate centers, with nuts, cocoa powders, or sugars to coat.
Cakes would provide 137 party servings or 180 wedding servings.
While this cake was indeed an entry in the contest, there were 21 total entries and only three awards given for all categories judged, as well as one additional Honorable Mention for flavor. All participant cakes were extremely well done and overheard comments for all cakes were very positive.
For more information on the Utah Chocolate Show visit http://www.utahchocolateshow.com/