My husband and I are big fans of Jerry Seinfeld's show, Comedians In Cars Getting Coffee. The show has awoken the coffee connoisseur inside of my husband. I blame the B-roll footage of the coffee being made. It's all artsy and the coffee looks so enticing... it's like coffee porn.
My husband mentioned that he was thinking about getting rid of our pod machine and getting an espresso machine. So that is what I got him for his birthday... a super fancy espresso machine! It has a cup warmer and it makes great foam... those were the selling points for me :)
To keep in with the coffee theme I made him a cake shaped like cup of coffee. It was a simple enough shape to take on. It didn't look perfect but the flavor was terrific! The mocha buttercream was really good... I highly recommend this recipe! I wrapped the whole cake in white fondant and then topped it with chocolate ganache to make it look like it had black coffee in it. I used swirly candles because I thought it would look like the steam coming out of a hot cup of coffee.
Happy Birthday Jeffrey!