A Cake For Dad

I had a request for chocolate cake and mint chip ice cream.
My daughter "made" this cake.  I measured and she put those ingredients in the bowl.
My little chef was excited to help and very proud of the result.
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I've been wanting to buy those cake leveling strips for a long time, but I saw a technique I thought I'd try out instead.  Amanda, from one of my fave blogs, I am baker, said she uses old, damp towels to make her cake level (refer to this post).  She speaks the truth.  The cakes turned out great.
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I used Amanda's ideas again on the sides of the cake.
I looked at this post and learned this simple technique is done with an offset spatula.
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I topped it with some shaved chocolate and sighed with relief.
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But my daughter said, "That's just a cake, not a father's day cake."
And since she is a fondant fanatic, she suggested using some.
I cut out the letters, let them dry for a day, then propped them up with some straws.
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I made sure he had his dessert request,
and my kids' showered my husband with about 54 homemade cards.

I'm pretty sure he couldn't ask for more.

4 comments:

  1. Beautiful cake and I got the privilege of eating it. Delish!!!!

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  2. I just flew back from Disney World after being there a week with family and was too tired to bake for my husband...he'll get his cake today! Thanks for the inspiration. XOXO

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  3. i love cake how nice to bake to the max with stefales codes,

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