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Mr. Dewell's 70th Birthday Toblerone Chocolate Cake

Today we went out to Bowmanville to my home church, St. Paul's for a surprise flash mob to celebrate my mom's retirement as the junior choir director after 40+ years.  It was also the Mr. Dewell's 70th birthday party, the amazingly talented organist and family friend.  No matter how old I get I still can't call him by his first name. Anyway, I was making a chocolate cake for another order today and decided as a surprise to make a 6" cake for Mr. Dewell since I know he likes his chocolate.  The only problem was that I didn't have any baking chocolate but thanks to Miss E's suggestion we did have several really large Toblerone bars that I could use instead.

Toblerone chocolate is very different to work with than baking chocolate.  It melts a lot faster.  I made some musical chocolates from a mold set and were almost impossible to get out because it doesn't get very hard.  Between each of the three layers I added some chopped up Toblerone.  The Toblerone icing was not what I expected to work with and was a lot harder to smooth out than my regular icing so I embraced that and went with the rustic look.  Mr. T was very jealous of this cake.

Mr. Dewell was pleasantly surprised.  My brother and I surprised my mom with lunch after church and had a nice family meal together.


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