Friday, October 23, 2009

Rick's Birthday

It was Rick's birthday a couple of days ago. I always bake him whatever he requests for his birthday cake (as if I don't bake for him year round??). This year, he requested a German Chocolate Cake. I love this cake, but must confess that I had never baked one before. Off to Google I went.

The recipe I decided on can be found here. Not only was this cake scrumptious, it was pretty easy to make. The only part I skipped was where you're supposed to drizzle melted chocolate around the edge so that it drips down the side in an attractive manner. I sensed that this wasn't as easy as it looked, so I decided we didn't need that.

But seriously, who has 3 layer cake pans, besides Martha Stewart?? So, the message is, this will take a bit longer than the 1 hour estimate stated in the recipe. I would say it was more like 3 -4 hours.

Here's the birthday boy getting ready to cut the cake:

And his friend Jeff joined us for the evening:

What was for dinner, you ask? Chicken and eggplant parmigiana, with a side of spaghetti. Nothing green, in accordance with the wishes of the birthday boy, who is really just an overgrown kid at heart. Before dinner we snacked on smoked salmon spread on rice crackers (mmmm) and libations.


Pricilla said...

Mmm, sounds like a meal I could sink my teeth into. Yummy!

The Jewelry Box said...

Did someone say cake? hehe...sounds like it was a fun yummy time! Happy belated B-Day to Rick! :-)

Shirley said...

Seems like his birthday was just over. LOLOL Life is so fast some times and so slow others. HB to him all year long!

Creative Treasures by Donna said...

Oh My!!! Just to have a piece of cake! Ok, it's been four months since I've had any cake, cookies, pie, anything sweet!!! I think I'm dreaming of cake! LOL!

Hey Vicki, will you come and cook for my birhday? That looks YUMMY!

Happy Birthday Rick!