Celebrate With Cake

Wonder Woman Cake

We have some great news fellow revolutionaries, our very own Sydney is now certified as an EMT in the state of Florida. And what better way to celebrate than with cake? So that’s exactly what we did. As a surprise we made her favorite cupcake (chocolate raspberry) into a layered cake with the ganache in between the two layers and decorated with Wonder Woman. Since, you know, EMTs save lives just like Wonder Woman. That, and we’re all total geeks over here.

We may have added a little something extra too. If you know Sydney, then you already know her obsession with peanut butter and putting it on everything, so we couldn’t make a cake and not include peanut butter, right? So we tried adding a Reese’s peanut butter “ganache” layer to the chocolate raspberry one. Now I may be biased, but I think that this turned out to be one of the most amazing things I’ve ever tasted. Imagine the best chocolate cake you’ve ever had, then combine it with the most decadent PB&J you’ve ever had, and you’d be getting close to this cake. Though I am also quite partial to peanut butter and basically anything that has peanut butter in it.

You will have to forgive us slightly on the overall “prettiness” of the cake seeing as SOMEONE kept trying to come into the kitchen when we were making it. This same person was supposed to be testing for 2 hours, but instead was done in an hour…. Silly over-achievers, always messing up surprise parties. We did manage to make the stars around the Wonder Woman symbol “shine” with use of candles, though – hoorah for last minute thinking.

Tip for those of you making layered cake with a gooey layer in between, make sure EVERYTHING is cooled completely (cake and ganache centers). When you try to hurry and just throw it all together, against your better judgement, you end up with the ooey gooey layer spewing out the side like a squashed, over-stuffed PB&J sandwich. And believe me, you do NOT want to waste that much chocolate and peanut butter goodness.

Nevertheless, we still managed to surprise her and I think she liked the cake, maybe too much, if that’s even possible?

So remember fellow revolutionaries, there’s always a reason to try something new and always celebrate with cake!

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