|The Cake-Up - Photo by Wasabi Prime|
I would have titled this The Great Cake Break-Up, but that would imply that I'll never eat cake again. That's just lunacy. I love cake. OK, I love ice cream more, but cake is a very close...third after custards/cheesecakes. Last month's pressure-laden faux-mance holiday, Valentine's Day, was a reminder that despite its ooh-la-lah presentation value, baking a whole cake for two people is ridiculous. And yet I spent a second year in a row doing it, and then wondering why I'm such a gullible rube. Actually, it's pretty simple -- Blame Martha Stewart. I was of course completely bewitched by the sorcery-laced magazine, Martha Stewart Living. I should have been wary of its adorable pink heart-shaped cakes adorning its cover -- cakes made of Pure Diabetes. Its sugary siren song drew me into its many chocolate-themed desserts, and my gaze became affixed on the Chocolate-Flecked Layer Cake with Milk Chocolate Frosting. A Medusa, this was!!! I got it in my noggin to make this for a special dessert for Valentine's Day because it really was quite stunning. And I'm not even a milk chocolate fan, just the idea of a milk chocolate frosting sounded like it would be like a cloud of cocoa sweetness over multi-layer cake heaven!
|A celebratory-worthy cake, indeed - Photos by Wasabi Prime|
|Behold... The Frostening... There can only be one!! - Photos by Wasabi Prime|
|The appetizer before the main cake course - Photo by Wasabi Prime|
|A great appetizer for cake - salmon and Brussels sprouts. Classy! - Photos by Wasabi Prime|
|Where's the love? EVERYWHERE -- except for the cake in the trash - Photos by Wasabi Prime|
|It's a Wonder we haven't Made ourselves sick yet - Photo by Wasabi Prime|