Yesterday I made a cake for my lovely housemate, Sylvia. She turned 21 over the Christmas holidays and we finally got everyone together to celebrate with add-your-own-toppings pizza and cake.
Sylvia loves Kit Kats and simple flavours so I made a vanilla sponge filled with vanilla cream cheese icing and surrounded in Kit Kat fingers and topped with a swirl of chocolate in the cream cheese icing.
It was pretty awesome buying all these Kit Kats, though unfortunately I had exactly the right number so no nibbling for me. I had some plans for a fancier design but the fingers were too heavy and the icing too soft.
We served the cake with homemade French vanilla ice cream (recipe here) and David Lebovitz's classic hot fudge sauce from The Perfect Scoop. Incredibly rich but delicious.
I've finally sorted out a good place to photograph and bought some nice mounting card for a background. I like the thick Jersey cream colour of it.
I'm not including a recipe as the vanilla cake is slightly adapted from this recipe. The cream cheese icing recipe isn't right yet - there's a flaw in the method that I'm going to change next time. Otherwise you just need to arrange the Kit Kats!