Since I got into baking, I've only made chocolate cakes with chocolate buttercream. This is because of the following reasons: (1) I LOVE chocolate, (2) it's what's mostly requested, and (3) when there's no specific request, I figure, who doesn't love chocolate?
I felt safe with chocolate and wanted to concentrate more on making my cakes look pretty. Now that I feel comfortable working with fondant, I feel that I want to go beyond just chocolate cake and icing recipes. So starting today, I am in search of cake and icing recipes and excuses, i mean occasions, to try them out.