I should have known to step away from this cake when I broke a half dozen eggs, but no I just went to the store and bought more. Over baking the cake should have been another sign, or when the cake broke apart while rolling it, but no I just carried on. By the time I messed up the filling it was too late to turn back.
So instead of a Chocolate Hazelnut Buche de Noel birthday cake my Mom received a Chocolate Cherry trifle. While it wasn't the look I was going for it was very tasty.
This ended up not resembling Tish Boyle's Chocolate Hazelnut cake in the least bit. I used her cake and buttercream recipes, but that was it. The trifle consisted of chocolate sponge cake, with a rum glaze and chocolate fudge cream layered between buttercream sprinkled with dried cherries and almonds. .
To see what this month's cake slice bakers cake was supposed to look like, check out the other bakers.