Double Chocolate Baby Shower Cake

Hello dears.  How are you all?

I am doing all right.  I am cheering up because guess what!  Tomorrow is February.  I am going to wear a red coat.

I am going to paint my fingernails pink.

I am going to try to go at least one day a week without wearing a wooly beanie hat.

I will watch the Oscars and pick and choose among the dresses and the actors.

I might even try lipstick.  To go with the red coat.

I don't have a lot of pictures for you tonight.  There is no light in January, so there are no good pictures.  But this is a cake I made for a friend's baby shower.  A big cake.  A big chocolate cake.

I like a big cake.

The recipe is simple, just chocolate cake and chocolate frosting.  Throw it up into three tiers (use supports or it will collapse!  You have been warned).  Cheat with fabric flowers.

I'd love to take a cake decorating class some day.

Enjoy with friends.  Preferably while eating other pink food.

Because it's February, and that is what we do.

**OOOH and announcement!  I almost forgot!  Kelley Madden?  Are you out there?  Paging Kelley Madden?  You won the Boutique Academia giveaway, but I haven't been able to contact you!  If you can contact me, I would love to send you your prize.  My e-mail is  Kelley Madden?  I hope to hear from you soon!  If I can't find you I may have to choose another winner, and I would feel bad about that, 'cause you won baby! **


Darjeeling said...

Wow! that cake looks amazing!
I think it may rain here next week, I still have to keep the wool beanie on standby :)

avagabondmom said...

Wow, the rustic look on the cake with the flowers made it even more pretty!

jeannesioux said...

We feel the same way out here about January. We have had some really weird weather.
We are vitamin D starved. Is there such a thing as a Vitamin D cake?!

I would just like to sit and lick a piece of your cake!

LynnieBee said...

mmmmmm! I would just about faint for a piece of chocolate cake right about now!

Anne Regalado said...

Before we know it , it's March already :D .... That's one huge and yummy cake ! Any leftover ? lol

Mumsfilibaba said...

wow wow wow what a cake. After staying at home with my kid almost 2 months I left the kid with my husband and went out for some drinks with friends. ohhh that was sooo good.

a. maren said...

haha darjeeling i wish i could just trust it to be warm now...someday i will live in a consistently warm place!

a. maren said...

thanks vagabondmom! i wanted to keep it simple, but still fancy. i love a swished on buttercream. :)

a. maren said...

lol jeanne vitamin d cake! then i would take it reliably, to be sure.

a. maren said...

thanks lynnie! you should come on over and have a piece :)

a. maren said...

i hope so anne! looking forward to march!

a. maren said...

thanks mums! mmm the transition from non-mother to mother can give you such whiplash, right? much as we love our kids, nice to go out and relax with friends sometimes and remember how things used to be :)