I'm now that person at the office that makes all of the birthday cakes. I wanted to make something that my boss would enjoy, but since he is blind certain creations I would make wouldn't mean anything to him. So, I searched for inspiration of something I could do that he could enjoy.
There is a sculpture in our lobby that a client and friend made for my boss. It's blown glass and each piece is different and unique. You are suppose to be able to touch each objection and "see" all the differences in each piece.
I decided to use this for my inspiration for the cake, so that no matter what piece of cake my boss got, he could enjoy it. In starting the cake, my lily-like creations weren't dry in time so I was unable to use them.
The cake is as chocolatey as you can get, since that is his favorite. All of the decorations are made out of fondant.
I love this cake because it is so different and there is so much to look at.