We took my mother-in-law out for a Mother's Day dinner early, and I made her a fun cake to celebrate.
Chocolate cake with chocolate Swiss meringue buttercream is her favorite kind of cake, so that's what I made her. I did add vanilla bean pastry cream between cake layers, just for a cool, creamy accent flavor. Then I made a fun modeling chocolate accent flower to stick on the side. I used some glaze to shine it up. I love the drama of a single large, whimsical blossom on a cake.