My next project was for one of my favorite cousins James and his beautiful wife Peggy's wedding reception. It was supposed to be a chocolate cake with chocolate icing and covered with chocolate covered strawberries. Unfortunately strawberries are out of season in December, so they were a little too puny. Plus the cake had to travel two hours to the wedding and hang out in the car and then two hours to the reception, so it started to slowly melt. These are the before pictures. Not the prettiest cake, but the recipe was divine. I will make it again. Next time I will remember to add the dowel rods to hold the layers up a little better.