|ahh, my seedling.|
|Some Ingredients lined up for a photo shoot.|
|Blackberry Chambord Juice, was more like a puree, so good!|
|Crockpot resourcefullness mixing vessel|
|hmm, gum drop, thank you very much|
|Laura Icing the Masterpiece. Looks so Lovely!|
From reading other blogs some authors had said that this recipe is over complicated with directions and steps. I found the directions to be clear, precise and leant descriptions of how it should look or be combined. Like mixing the buttercream and reasuring the baker that the mixture will become deflated and look curdled. This was good to know, and forge through and keep adding butter and mixing on high, helped to achieve the thick and smooth buttercream the recipe described. It was nice to work together with Laura in a goal or priority that was other than 'life' but instead cake. Finally we could sit down and taste our masterpiece with a sense of completion of another priority from our daily scheduled lives. After the first bite, sighs of delightment and a comments of 'damn thats good chocolate cake' came from my wifes mouth, which followed by, 'wow' and my reply "incredibly decadent", all the extra effort created such a love for this cake, and tasted awfully good. She then critized that the layer of icing between the cake layers was too thin, but I quickly added that because the cake was so rich and moist that you didnt actually need alot more icing. I thought that the icing and the ridiculously moist rich chocolate flavoured cake left your mouth and palette clean, and after chipping away faster and faster until our very oversized piece, as the photo will show, was consumed left me wanting more. But I suppose sleeping/waiting for this cake for breakfast will do.
|Our Satisfying sharing portion|
I reminded Laura that we had to have a piece of cake for breakfast the next morning and she had replied, with the answer 'no' which quite surprised me. My wife is definately a cake for breakfast kinda woman. Going to bed after our slice of cake and getting our 10 month old Kayla back to sleep after midnight we were a little groggy waking up at 630am the next morning. However, the first comments out of Lauras mouth was "Lets have cake for breakfast" Once the cake was pulled out we were overcome with how magnificent our masterpiece turned out. Once pulling it from the fridge the icing has become quite firm along with the incredibly dense chocolate cake. We then brainstormed how well the cake would be for our business, with regards to building it and transporting it, how well it would be to sit out for some time to 'warm up' during a wedding reception during the dinner and photos opportunities. We displayed the cake for our almost 3 year old Lyra and she was quite impressed. She tried to scrape the icing with her finger and was un successfull but however the blackberries were gobbled up quite rapidly. We asked her the question of cake for breakfast and she replied " cake for breakfast?, cake is for dessert. Ok. Me lika cake for breakfast mommy." we quickly went with her suggestion of breakfast first, so we started up some oatmeal while the cake warmed up along with a freshly brewed pot of coffee.
|You can see which cake is for Lyra|
|Caught red handed!|
Now that this March Monthly Miette is completed Laura and I look forward to working together in the kitchen at some point in the the Month of April to create "Tarts" that Aimee has given as our new Masterpiece. I would say after planting this seedling, and from anxious watering and tender loving care, that along with this blog and baking confectionaries with my wife Laura, that these Monthly Miettes will be anticipated by us and our children until the book is completed.