I’ve mentioned it before, but I think birthdays are SUPER important.
Especially when it’s a birthday of a family member. A friend. Or the guy in the cube down from you that you don’t care about, but there’s still cake in the break room because of it.
See? Always important.
Time to break out the big guns.
Err… mixing spoons.
My roommate Bailey had her special day yesterday. But we’re celebrating tonight. It was a planning and logistics issue.
Since we delayed the start of her birthday shenanigans, that just means we have to be that much more crazy.
And I’m not just talking about the dancing we’re doing tonight.
I’m also talking about the birthday cake.
You know I heart quality time in the kitchen. Especially when Bailey says “go crazy with it”.
The beautiful thing is, cakes aren’t really too difficult to make. It’s the assembly part that makes it look hard. But it’s not.
Sure, it’s time consuming, but easy.
1 recipe of your favorite chocolate cake
1/2 recipe of your favorite white/yellow cake
Then use your favorite (or easiest) chocolate ganache and marshmallow buttercream recipes. I usually end up just getting an idea of how to start and do my own thing according to taste.
Topping is just marshmallows and graham crackers drizzled with chocolate ganache. Easy Peasy.
A S’more Cake!
This will be the richest thing you eat all year, so cut small slices. A big one will only leave you with an aching tummy and heart palpitations. Of that I know. Between the perfect chocolate cake, a layer of dense white cake, the chocolate ganache, and the marshmallow buttercream… there are just no words.
And again, I must stress small pieces. No one wants to receive diabetes as a birthday present.
Now please excuse me. I have a sink full of dishes to tend to and a run to go on so I can still fit into a sassy lil’ number for tonight’s festivities. Balance. Can’t preach it enough.
Happy Birthday, Bailey! Thanks for being a wonderful friend, roommate, and partner in crime!