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Tim's Perfect Chocolate Cake 2019

I wish I had kept track of how many times I've made this cake in the last 20+ years.  It's the first cake I ever made for Mr T when we first started dating.  So of course for his birthday I had to make it for him.  I had one 8" layer in the freezer left over as extra from a previous cake that I needed to use up.  This cake ended up being a 4 layer cake instead of the usual 3.  I also double the icing recipe to account for the extra layer and I used it for filling between the 2nd and 3rd layer.  The other layers are filled with whipped cream.

The cake was over 6' tall.  We were able to share the cake with lots of family and friends.

Enjoy another year around the sun Mr T!

Onesie Baby Shower Cupcake Cake

I've been making more cupcake cakes and am definitely learning how to better decorate them each time so it's not so frustrating!  First you need double the icing than what you would normally need for 3 dozen cupcakes.  Then, add a dob of icing to the bottom of each cupcake to act as glue to keep it from moving on the board.  They key, once all the cupcakes are "glued" on the board and in the desired shape, is to refrigerate them for about 15-20 minutes to harden the glue.  If you don't do this it will be very difficult to cover the cupcakes in icing without them moving around!

The cupcakes were a combination of vanilla and chocolate.  Originally, Welcome Sebastian was in dark blue but it was hard to read so at the last minute I added a 2nd layer of letters in white and offsite slightly to give a shadow effect which made it look much better.

Mr. T and I delivered it to Bowmanville and then headed off to visit my parents.

New Year's Instant Pot Chocolate Cheesecake

For New Year's Day we had my parents and brother over for dinner at our place.  My dad requested a chocolate cheesecake for dessert.  I only make a cheesecake in the Instant Pot now.  It is honestly, foolproof!  The cake is always moist.

Best way to start a new year is with a triple chocolate cheesecake splattered with gold and silver shimmer dust.  The balloons and lettering were cut using my Cricut Explore Air.