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October 18, 2014

A Cake For A Grand Birthday Celebration

It would only be a few more weeks before the end of the year. Between now and the holiday season, there are still a number of events lined up.  A few days ago, the resort hosted a grand birthday celebration for a man who was turning the big 8-0. Friends and family came for the big event. They were the largest group among all the celebrants we have had. For the occasion, I was commissioned to make a two-tiered chocolate mud cake. The cake was iced with chocolate butter cream in a rustic style and embellished with fresh white roses.

The request was a 4 pound two-tiered cake. I used three pound cake for the bottom and  a one pound cake for the top.  I whipped up  the classic butter cream frosting this time as I didn't want to spend too much time on one cake. I still had to make  lemon meringue pie enough for 60 people. (I was doing it all alone). So when things get crazy busy, I settle for something easy and quick to prepare. The simple butter cream frosting fits the bill.

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