Monday, July 20, 2009

Now THAT's a CAKE!!!

We celebrated Ethan's birthday with a steak dinner at our house last night. Aileen, Ethan's wife had told me that she would bring the dessert and I was delighted. Aileen is especially good at desserts and I knew this would be special.

Then there was a call from Ethan, a few hours before dinner time. "It's about the cake . . ."he began and I immediately envisioned the worst. "It won't fit in the cake carrier," he went on, "so we'll have to have dessert down here."

So that's what we did. After supper, we all headed down the road to Ethan and Aileen's house and when we walked into the dining room, we understood.



Now that's a Cake !!!



We gazed in awe . . .



This was a 'small' slice. The filling is heavy cream and chocolate with raspberry jam; the icing is whipped cream and cream cheese; chopped pecans decorate the sides and tiny fruit candies are on the top. And that's homemade raspberry ice cream on the side -- I told you Aileen is good at dessert!

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7 comments:

Pat in east TN said...

Oh my gosh, that cake is SO beautiful, and your description of it makes my mouth water!

Happy Birthday,again, to Ethan, and congratulations to Aileen for making him such a memorable cake, oh and the homemade ice cream too. YUM!

estaminet said...

Looks like you brave adventurers may well have discovered the Perfect Cake.

Carol @ TheWritersPorch said...

Now THAT is a Cake! I bet is was DEVINE!

Kaye Barley said...

Holy Cow! LOOK at that cake! It is gorgeous and I'll bet it was scrumptious.

Happy Belated birthday to Ethan!

My Carolina Kitchen said...

Homemade raspberry ice cream and chocolate cake sound like a fabulous combination. I admire anyone that can make such a lovely cake. Happy birthday Ethan and I hope you have many more.
Sam

Vicki Lane said...

It was the Mother of All Cakes.

And for something equally mouth-watering, check out the BLT at Sam's
MY CAROLINA KITCHEN

Susan M. Bell said...

Now, I don't usually like raspberry, but looking at this cake, I'd have to give it a try. WOW!