Tuesday, 6 May 2014

Daddy's birthday cake

So it has been a few days since I updated the blog: I blame IT problems, as well as a happily busy Easter weekend.  We started with the husband's birthday, and packed in a few meals out as well as a lot of chocolate-related fun.  Some restaurant reviews will follow in a subsequent post!

Daddy's birthday cake
We started with this epic chocolate cake recipe, baked the night before.  This recipe has proven to be intensely chocolate-y, with a beautifully moist texture which is robust enough to withstand a toddler's attempts to decorate!  I didn't bother slicing it horizontally, I just kept it whole and tipped a load of dark chocolate ganache over the top, letting it ooze down the sides.  Happily, there was some spare ganache to be kept in the fridge for mummy to later eat with a spoon.

From then on, it was down to the boy.  Of course he was more interested in getting his hands into the various decorations, and tasting them of course, but he did scatter some over the ganache - for quite a pleasing effect.




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12 comments:

  1. ahhh this looks scrumptious. I love a good chocolate cake. Thanks for sharing this i will have to do one for my mom's birthday soon. Yum #tastytuesdays

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  2. I am so doing this chocolate cake. I'm quite jealous that I there isn't smell-o-monitor... I imagine the aromas were heavenly :) letkidsbekids

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  3. Looks YUMMY! Love that is colorful too. #letkidsbekids

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  4. Yummy! I love how he had fun eating, I mean making the cake hehe x

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  5. That looks so yummy! I bet the boy enjoyed it too.
    Thanks for linking #LetKidsBeKids

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  6. Fabulous ! Happy birthday Daddy ! Calling over from #TastyTuesdays

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  7. Loving life with little ones says- Daddy here likes chocolate cake too and sweets on top are the best #letkidsbekids

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  8. Looks great and I love that your son decorated it! #CreativeChallenge

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  9. Ooh yummy, looks great and loving the decorations - Monkey only eats the decorations and none actually makes it on to the cake if I leave it up to him lol! Love this though and thanks for linking up with #creativechallenge xx

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  10. Thanks so much everyone for your lovely comments! Yes I would highly recommend this sort of cake decorating for a toddler to help with - surprisingly effective! X

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  11. Oh wow, well done you, looks incredible! Thanks for linking up to #tastytuesdays

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