Triple Layer Bourbon Buckeye (Chocolate & Peanut Butter) Birthday Cake

I received a request to make a Triple Layer Bourbon Buckeye Birthday Cake for a boyfriend who loves Buckeyes.  What is a buckeye, you ask? That's what I thought too, when I first received the call.  Buckeyes are a nut of the Buckeye tree, well known in Ohio, where Brutus Buckeye is Ohio State University's mascot.

Kevin, who was turning 29, loves Buckeyes.  So the design was to create a triple layered Bourbon chocolate cake with layers of peanut butter buttercream frosting, topped with chocolate buttercream, drizzled with Bourbon ganache, finally decorated with 29 Buckeyes scattered on top and around the cake.  And the message, "Happy Birthday, Kevin" was to be written on a dark green plaque, placed on top of the cake.

Happy Birthday, Kevin!


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