I put together a shower for a friend of mine. She's getting married this weekend, so for favors, I made a box full of little bags of chocolate pearls. Everyone wrote a "pearl of wisdom" for the bride-to-be on a square of paper, and traded it for the chocolate.
Her favorate color is purple, and she loves chocolate, so I made her this cake.
I wanted to intensify the chocolate flavor, so intead of flouring the pans, I dusted them with my favorite cocoa powder. The cake came out huge, beautiful and filled with a rich chocolate ganache.