2.05.2008

..and now the Cake!

So, Chris' birthday party was wonderful. Inspite of the rain, we had a packed house filled with friends and family. Thank you to everyone who made the trip in the rain, and waited patiently for me to finish the cake (that damn cake). Grandma, Jerome, Sindhu and Prasidini came ALL THE WAY from S.D.; Grandpa drove in from Temecula; G-Mama came in from Lawndale; Shawna, Jim and Maya came from Lakewood; Carla and Jayla came all the way from Hawhtorne (;>)and Aimee, Mariah and Chynna came from next door! Uncle Tom mailed in a beautiful blanket (he lives in Palm Springs but the blanket came from Alaska.

We dined on pigs in a blanket, sliders, spinach/artichoke dip, vegetables, etc.

It was truly a blessing to have you all in our home. We hope to see you all real soon.

So ON TO THE CAKE.
What started off as being a simple 2-layer chocolate cake in the shape of a football, turned into a 4-layer, 2-flavor cake, in the shape of a football.
Anyway, Chris didn't seem to mind, he loved it:


Here's the cake assembled...

crumb coated...

cutting into the cake...

fondant applied... (look at the swirl effect -that I wasn't trying to achieve)


The recipes came out of this book, which I recieved as a Christmas gift. I truly love this book.

4 comments:

wan-nabe said...

mmmmm, cake. nice job, mama!

Winnie said...

Wow, nicely done!

dapotato said...

very nice! mmmm...four layers.

R said...

Wow, that is some cake! Nice job. :)