Chocolate cake

Photo: Candace Nelson

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Architectural and Show-Stopping
Do you like to make a statement? This signature dessert style can be created with clean lines and architectural shapes.

  • Bake cakes in square or triangular shapes.
  • Stack cake layers off center, then melt chocolate into a thin sheet and break cooled chocolate into shards to adorn your creation.
  • Make roll-and-cut (rather than drop) cookies to keep perfect shapes.
  • Glaze cookies in single colors or use melted chocolate to make dots and lines in geometric shapes.

In general, keep colors to a minimum. Dark browns and whites work well together. If you go with color, stick with a monochromatic palette.