'Twas brillig, and the slithy toves
Did gyre and gimble in the wabe;
All mimsy were the borogoves,
And the mome raths outgrabe.

from Through the Looking-Glass, and What Alice Found There

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Volcano Love

As we approached Ethan's 5th birthday one thing became clear - he needed, absolutely needed, a volcano birthday cake.  The kid loves volcano's and we've watched way too many documentaries about how they work.  But he didn't just want any old volcano cake.  His cake needed to have at least one rescue bot, lots of flowing lava, and lava exploding out of the top.
What good is having a mom who makes cake if you can't even get one cake covered in lava?

He loved his cake and insisted we keep the volcano. (Made with rice krispies.) It's still sitting on a shelf in my cake kitchen.

The bottom tier is chocolate cake with cookies and cream filling and chocolate swiss meringue buttercream frosting. The top tier is chocolate cake with peanut butter frosting in alternating layers with chocolate ganache and swiss meringue buttercream frosting.  It was delicious and I sent big slices home with happy parents.

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