With foodies current infatuation with gravity defying cakes stuck full of supporting sticks and covered with always tasty fondant, we have lost sight of what for most of us is the best cake we've ever had. Most likely this specimen of our adoration lacks the use of Valhora dark chocolate, vanilla beans, coco nibs or exotic flavor combinations. In fact, it wouldn't be to far flung in assuming most of these creations came out of a box, fortunatelythe preparers of most are capable of thinking outside the box. Stacking, cutting, layering, spreading, evening, all without the use of proper pastry chef tools, no spatulas or serrated knifes here, most likely a multi-purpose butter knife. Yet the final result is a cake of magnificant craftsmanship filled with love, caring and support. One that can't be duplicated, mass produced, or even sold.
This was my personal birthday cake. I was enormously impressed. Baked and assembled by my Kari, who refused to relinquish her secret recipe, but I'm guessing it went something like this
1 box vanilla cake mix
1 box chocolate cake mix
2 jars white frosting with sprinkles
1 package blue candles
And this is my favorite birthday cake ever.