Yep, we've all played Willy Wonka! The only thing is, I don't have any Oompa Loompas to help me, and tempering chocolate is very time consuming work! (ok, maybe I have one Oompa Loompa, but I don't let her near the hot stove.) I think I've finally made enough chocolate coffee beans for the groom's cake. If I look at anymore chocolate tonight, I think I will be very close to losing my lunch! (This could have possibly been prevented buy not eating the imperfect pieces) :)
Tomorrow's cake agenda- Make all of the mocha pastry cream, simple syrup, and 1-2 batches of the chocolate buttercream- enough to crumb coat the cake.