I created this cake for the Campbell’s Kids fiftieth birthday and brought it in to the New York Stock Exchange for the company celebration and honor of ringing the opening bell for the stock market. (Getting through security was harder than making the cake.) I decorated the cake with a pastillage model of “the Kids” and made a ring of Pirouette Rolled Wafer Cookies around the cake to serve as candles. The flames were piped with buttercream tinted red.
This cake is great for a party. No one will ever guess the mystery ingredient. Tomato adds both a deeper color and intriguing zing to the chocolate. Don’t worry about the absence of salt in the ingredients—it’s in the soup.