I made a cake for a good friend who was celebrating a big birthday. She didn't really want a decorated cake but maybe something more on the fancy side. We've all seen those cakes in magazine and bakeries that use rolled cookies all around the sides for decoration. I wanted to try one of those.
Inside, there's a dense chocolate cake. The filling is chocolate hazelnut (like a fluffy Nutella spread). Chocolate buttercream covering the cake is almond flavored (because I am addicted and would put that stuff in my cereal if I thought it would make it taste better). The cookies are the Chocolate Hazelnut variety. And, of course, dark chocolate shavings on top (although I think I might go with milk chocolate in the future to give it more of a curl).
On top, I sprinkled a little gold luster dust for some sparkle but I thought it ended up looking more like graham cracker crumbs. Also, I had planned to tie the cake with a gold-edged ribbon but it seemed to fade into the cookies so I opted for burgundy (also because it was the only other wide ribbon I had, besides zebra-striped).
So what do you think? What would you call it?
Cookie Ring doesn't quite fit.
Nuts for Hazelnuts was another suggestion.
Hazelnut Heaven is kinda cute.