Alex, unlike Paul, likes to be made a fuss of on his birthday and a home made cake just doesn't do it for him! I think he needs to know I went out and took the trouble to look for a cake even though homemade would taste better! Although there is no way I could have made such lovely sheets of chocolate like this.
March has always been the month for birthdays in my family. I didn't mention on my Mum's birthday that she shared it with my dad, her brother and Dad's neice! It will be Paul's birthday on Wednesday. Paul and Alex were born two years, three days and half an hour apart but they are as similar as chalk and cheese!
Alex makes me look like an amateur chocoholic so I hope this cake is chocolatey enough for him!