well, this is a slightly misleading title, because my dad actually baked the basic chocolate sponge which i was using. but i'm sure you can achieve the same results as me by just using your regular chocolate cake recipe :)
what i'm loving at the moment is this chocolate frosting recipe that i just discovered. it's from Joy of Baking.com, and you can find the recipe here, so i won't post the whole recipe, only my pictures.
finished off with a glace icing 'happy birthday' the cake is ready for the table :) yumss