How about some cake?


As I have been making Madeline's birthday cake this week for an early birthday celebration, I remembered that I never shared the photos I took of the dumplings enjoying a little chocolate peppermint cake I made last month.

For the cake, I used a high quality dark chocolate cocoa and coffee to enhance the chocolate.  The frosting is a traditional (American) buttercream that I flavored with peppermint extract.  I also added some crushed peppermint candies to the layers.  The cake was delicious, and Patrick declared that it was Jesus' new birthday cake at Christmas time.  I wholeheartedly agreed! It's a perfect holiday cake. 

The only issue I had was that I ran out of frosting!  So I couldn't pipe any decorations.  Oh well, it sure tasted great.  And the dumplings thought so too!

We are thoroughly enjoying our company and can't wait to help Madeline celebrate her birthday at tomorrow's party!

4 sweet words:

lisacng @ Friday, March 01, 2013  

What a BEAUTIFUL cake! As a judge in one of those cake shows would say, the layers of cake are perfectly the same width, the layers of frosting between also perfectly the same width. Look how it stands and not wobbles! Great job girl! I'm SURE the kids LOVED it!

Kim Cunningham Friday, March 01, 2013  

That cake looks great! I can't wait to see what you do for M's b-day! I'm sure it will be fantastic!

Grandma (Bammy) Tuesday, March 05, 2013  

I heard about how yummy and beautiful that cake was!!! A work of art for sure. Wish I could have been there to enjoy your festivities and all the company you had!!!
Happy Birthday darling Madeline!!!!
Lots of love

Nancy Wednesday, March 06, 2013  

Seriously, where do I place my order?
YUUUUUMMMMM! And surely it's SO not on my diet.


About This Blog

This blog is a place where we have shared our lives with family and friends while we waited to bring our daughter, Madeline, home from China and while we actually traveled to China for her. It is also a place where we will continue to share our life experiences, as we try to glorify God and raise our two precious dumplings from China.

And now we wait to bring Havi home from China.

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