German Chocolate Cake
Pastry chef Michelle Bracken made a German Chocolate Cake shaped like her husband's, chef Bill Bracken, German shepherd for their wedding reception, and the recipe is still his favorite.If you are not comfortable using a pastry bag, simply spread half of the ganache on the second cake layer and half around the side of the cake. Beautiful Desserts
The recipe can be prepared through Step 4 one day ahead. Let the cake stand at room temperature; refrigerate the ganache and nut filling separately. If the cold ganache is too thick to spread, stir it briefly.
Shredded unsweetened coconut is available at specialty food stores and health food stores.