Celebrating big people events has become considerably harder after having children so when it was time for my sister to graduate, I wanted to show her how proud I was with a commodity I don’t have freely anymore : time and effort. No celebration is complete without a sweet treat so cake was definitely in order. The challenge is creating a cake with 2 kids under 4 and not having sticky fingers burrow tunnels into it.It had to be a SECRET CAKE.
It was to be a chocolate cake sensation with a matcha oreo filling and iced to the nines. The cake was made 3 days prior, frozen, carved and put together on the day. Thanks to the cooler weather, I omitted milk from my butter cream and was able to pipe out little decorations which I air dried. As soon as my oldest munchkin was in preschool, out they cake ready to attach to the cake.
While I’m certain I could do better where I not bound to secrecy like a spy in work war two, I was pretty happy with the results. Uni life is not all roses so hurrah to graduating. I also had some chocolate coffee bean candy on top because coffee and uni seem to be synonymous these days. Besides all that caffiene is oh so tasty.I hope she liked it, complete with fondant graduation cap perfectly formed in a texas muffin pan.