I first made this when I was 12 for my mother's birthday and has been one of my signature dishes ever since. This recipe is wonderful for special occasions when you really want to wow your audience. It is very rich and decadent but also requires a great deal of chill time to prepare (total of three hours chill time included in prep time). Please read the entire recipe before deciding to make and take the note at the bottom of the recipe into consideration. Plan ahead, it will be worth it!