This was a cake celebrating my mother’s birthday. My mother has always loved mocha, so I used a mocha flavored buttercream to frost and fill this chocolate cake. I decided to add a little zing to my usual chocolate cake by adding a bit of cinnamon to the batter. It really added a very subtle smoky touch. I piped a decorative border and topped each point with an almond sliver. A gumpaste rose painted with pink luster dust tops the cake (I had to add some pink to liven the brown). I was very happy with the way this one turned out and mom loved it, especially the border!