A chocolate cake with chocolate buttercream, panelled with Cadbury’s Dairy Milk Chocolate and topped with fresh berries. This was my first time using chocolate in this way. I had to temper the chocolate to help keep its finish and texture after melting it to shape it for the panels. This was tricky as I discovered my sugar thermometer doesn’t go low enough! I guessed a little but I’m not sure how it affected the finished chocolate. Foolishly, although I knew not to put warm chocolate in the fridge to set (or else it develops a white “bloom”) I didn’t think and put the panelled cake in the fridge to set up a bit before adding the berries. Hence the white marks on the chocolate. I’ll know better for next time!