Vegetable oil or oil spray
1 3/4 sticks/7oz/200g butter, softened
1 cup/7oz/200g superfine sugar
1/2 cup/2 1/2oz/60g all-purpose flour
2/3 cup/4 1/2oz/120g cake flour
2/3 cup/75g/3oz unsweetened cocoa
Pinch of salt
2 tsp baking powder
14oz/400g dark, milk, or white chocolate cigarillos (75 to 80 in total) or chocolate rolled wafers
2 1/4 sticks/9oz/250g butter, softened
4 1/2 cups/1lb 2oz/500g confectioners' sugar
3 1/2 oz/100g good dark chocolate (at least 70-percent cocoa solids), melted and slightly cooled
Fresh flowers, for a Christening cake
Strawberries or raspberries, for the girls
Figs, quartered, for the boys
This cake is made with chocolate cigarillos, but if you can't get them, use chocolate rolled wafers instead.
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