A Wilton Grad Confession

Feb 29, 2012

Hi, my name is Lisa and I’m a Wilton cake decorating graduate. I’ve decorated cakes and cupcakes for years but I do have a little secret that I must share/confess. If you are in a crunch for time this cake is awesome, easy and keeps your kitchen spotless (well as spotless as it was before you started, this cake is amazing but not a miracle worker) there is no mess to clean up what so ever.

So what’s the secret you ask… well, I’m super lucky that Tom Thumb (local grocery store) is just around the corner from our house. Their bakery makes an incredible fudge iced chocolate 8 in. round double layered cake. It’s only $7.99 if you use your rewards card or $11.99 if you don’t. Ansley loves it and we have been known to drive to Tom Thumb just before it closes to get one to fix a chocolate craving or two.

Yesterday, I was a bit crunched for time but I wanted Ansley to have a birthday cake sitting on the kitchen table when she came home from school at 2:30. So I ran up to Tom Thumb, bought her favorite fudge iced chocolate double layered cake, a box of Whoppers, a bag of Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup Minis and a bag of Hershey’s Chocolate Drops. When I got home I took the cake out of their container, placed it on a vintage glass cake plate, sprinkled Whoppers, Peanut Butter Cups and Chocolate Drops on top, added 18 candles and BAM done. Super amazing fudge iced chocolate double layered serious chocolate overload birthday cake that is perfect for any choc-o-holic.

Now here is the amazing part… since she has quite a few candles on her cake now, the heat from the candles melts the chocolate candies just a bit. When you bite into your slice it is a little bit of heaven… slightly melted chocolate candies with fudge icing and chocolate cake… scrumptious. AND since it is your birthday it’s calorie free.

Just looking at this cake makes me crave a tall glass of milk.



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  • http://www.thedieshaveit.com Susie Moore

    Brilliant I say; BRILLIANT!!

  • http://betweencupcakesandtea.blogspot.com Benice Basson

    Dear Lisa
    Thank you for the lovely comments you’ve left on our blog! http://betweencupcakesandtea.blogspot.com/2011/02/soul-sisters-project.html
    Your book has provided us with many ideas and inspiration. I am waiting for your latest book “Delight in the Seasons” to be delivered soon…
    Creative greetings from South Africa
    Elna & Benice