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Calculator Cake

"Arithmetic is being able to count up to twenty without taking off your shoes." -- Mickey Mouse

Yesterday we went to a surprise 60th birthday party and I was bringing the cake and cupcakes. For a retired math/science teacher I thought a calculator cake would be perfect to celebrate turning 60.  It had to be gluten free and was told that the chocolate recipes were the best.  So, I Googled recipes and found one with Nutella.  Yummy! Of course as I'm typing out this blog entry I can't find the link to the recipe I used to post on here, because it was really good. I made a peanut-butter cream-cheese icing for the filling and crumb coat before covering it in fondant.  The cake was only 5 x 9, so each "button" was only 1/2 x 1/2.

I make four different flavours for the cupcakes, 4 dozen large and 8 dozen minis.  Again, the Oreo cookie cupcakes were a huge hit with the kids.  Seriously, it's just putting any cookie in the bottom before adding the batter and sud…

Holy Birthday Cake, Batman!

Keaton's big into Super Heroes right now and his favourite is Robin.  I took inspiration from Robin Vinyl Pop! Figure.  I was actually organised this time and finished the cake with a couple of hours to spare.  I'm sure will still be rushing out the door to the party. :)

Get Your Pink On

The CIBC Run for the Cure is a BIG deal at work.  Go figure! :)  Tomorrow I will be decorating the pod with lots of pink as it is Think Pink week.  Our floor goes all out.  Since my pod is the first one you see when you enter, it has to look good. 

Part of Think Pink week is fundraising.  I do my part by donating cupcakes to sell to raise funds.  This year I made Coconut Lime cupcakes.  I love pink and green together.  The icing with the lime zest takes on a pale green colour.  The coconut on top I dyed pink and dried in the oven.