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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 suddenly people are totally wowed by it.  You can't go wrong! :)


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