Thanks, Dika! It's really an honor to bake a cake for you.
I don't quite know how this cake taste but I hope that Dika and Marjie enjoyed the cake. I made the cake with 2 layers of chocolate sponge cake with a layer of diplomat cream and covered in chocolate glaze. I used whipped chocolate ganache and chocolate covered espresso beans as the decorations.
I encountered a lot of challenges while making this cake. First was the glaze. I intended to use chocolate ganache to cover the cake, but since I couldn't remember the recipe that I had used before, I used a new recipe from Dorie Greenspan. Bad idea! The ganache was really runny and I don't know how to use it. Lesson learnt for me though. I should really try the recipe before I use it to make a cake that someone ordered from me. Since the glaze won't set and the white cream is still showing through the ganache, I made a batch of chocolate glaze (which I used for my eclairs) and attempted to cover the cake once more.
The result: a lopsided cake. *sigh*
I just hope that despite the look, the cake taste okay.