Chocolate Drip Cake

I've been wanting to make one of Katherine Sabbath's amazing "Drip" cakes for a while now, so I was delighted when I was asked to make a more casual cake for a family birthday dinner.  This cake was chocolate cake filled with a kid-friendly milk chocolate buttercream, which was then drizzled with chocolate ganache and topped with an array of candies and cookies. A gold star topper with the number 5 was the perfect finishing touch.