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Chocolate Cake for Poppa

Yesterday as I was at my friend's enjoying patio life in her back yard my mom called to see how things were going for the cupcakes I was doing for the 50th wedding anniversary that were due for today at 12:30.  I told her that I hadn't started yet.  Then there was a pause. I quickly added that I had it all under control.  What I had forgot to take into account was my dad's birthday cake and when I was going to decorate it.

I had two 6 inch chocolate cake layers in my freezer from left over batter from the week before and I had a third layer from extra batter from yesterday's.  Thankfully I remembered to do the icing as soon as I got up because it takes a few hours to cool down enough to become thick enough to spread.  this year my dad's cake was extremely rustic!  I thought I would have a lot more icing than I did but the sides were a lot taller than I had anticipated.  My brother found this sad candle in my mom's stash that we thought would be hilarious to put on top of the cake.

This cake freezes really well.  I couldn't tell the difference between the fresh layer and the two that had been in the freezer for a week.  Dad shared his cake with some of the neighbours.


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