Hello everyone! I'm new here and I need some advice :)
I am making a birthday cake for a friend of mine and I want to do a hazelnut-chocolate-irish cream cake. She is pregnant, though, so I can't use actual irish cream liquor or anything with alcohol. So I'm planning the following:
2 or 3 hazelnut cake layers (made from hazelnuts, eggs, sugar and baking powder)
Irish cream syrup to make the layers moist (made from irish cream tea, cinnamon, maybe a little cardamom, and sugar)
simple whipped chocolate filling (whipping cream and milk chocolate)
milk chocolate ganache to cover the cake (infused with irish cream tea again)
To decorate, I want to make truffles from the leftover ganache and roll them in hazelnuts
I want to point out that I am a total beginner and all the components are taken from various sources, so I really don't know if it would work well when I combine them. What do you think? Do you have any better ideas for a filling, or cake layers, or anything?
Any help would be highly appreciated!
Thank you for your time :)