Thursday, August 03, 2006

Happy Birthday Erin!

My beautiful and awesome wife turned 26 on Tuesday. She likes to be pampered (and I like to comply) on her birthday. One of my favorite parts of her "birthday week" is making her a cake. I only make 1 cake a year so I might as well go all out; three layers at a minimum and I try to make it as unhealthy as possible.

This is my 3rd year of practice and I think I've learned a little. Last year's cake caved in pretty bad mostly because I didn't have enough time to let the cake cool before stacking and frosting. This year I gave myself enough time but still found it tough. Below is the series of events leading to the final product. Here is my formula:

-add as many m&m's and chocolate chips as the cake will hold
-try to take the sticky formula out of the pan

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-carefully stack the layers
-piece back together the broken cake

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-use frosting as an "adhesive" to hold the cake together
-use whatever you can for support while the "adhesive" is drying

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-frost over the blemishes

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-finish with more frosting and compare to last year

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2 Comments:

Blogger dbrok23 said...

Well, at least the cake tasted good. I'm just glad I didn't see it without the frosting first before I ate it.

10:48 AM  
Anonymous Darren said...

You win at life.

9:26 AM  

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