SO I just invented the Solstice cake. it’s haf Orange & Ginger, and half Chocolate.
make a single layer of chocolate cake (mine has almonds and brandy in it)
make a single layer of orange and ginger cake (I added almonds so that the cakes would be roughly the same consistency)
cut each layer in half crossways and stick back together with the ganachy stuff the chocolate cake recipe demands.
Put the second layer on at 90 degrees to the bottom, using the ganache stuff again, so that you have 1 corner all chocolate, 1 corner all orange & ginger (apart from the ganache) and 2 corners with both, so you have a winter (or night), spring (dawn) summer(noon) and autumn (dusk) segment making up the cake. Never let a cake come between you and a meaningful time symbol!
Smother with more ganache and hope it sets enough to take decoration, despite having forgotten to add brandy to it.This cake has everything in it. butter, gluten, nuts, alcohol… there is a gluten-free chestnut chocolate yule log as well, bu that has eggs and cream in, I’ve yet to make a vegan cake I was happy with.
It’s not finished yet, still at ‘waiting to see if it sets’. Extra chocolate may be required.
There MAY be a sun of some kind on that by tomorrow morning, there may not. Find out at Bakehouse Theatre Blackheath at Noon tomorrow!