Our instructor wants us to ice pound cakes, which I'm not a huge fan of, but oh well. I decided to bake a chocolate pound cake, because I thought it would work better with butter cream icing than a plain pound cake.
Here's my naked cake:
I had no idea how I wanted to decorate it, even up until I met Laura for dinner. But, fortunately, there was a neat little iron fence in the restaurant, so nerd that I am, I copied the design down in my notebook, and used it as the starting point for my very first cake. The colors: teal and brown. The result? Are you ready?