Look at me, posting two days in a row!! Amazing. But how could I not post when we had such festivities today. While it was Easter, and I'll get around to posting photos of that, even more importantly, it was Anton's birthday. Every so many years his special day happens to fall on Easter and this year was one of them. So we kindof skipped most of the Easter fun and went straight to birthday fun. The most important of which is, of course, the cake.
I got the best compliment in the world on this one. A girl who came over to help us celebrate and eat asked me where I'd gotten the cake! I was so worried it wouldn't turn out well. I am very pleased with the end result. I was trying to make it look like a giant peanut butter cup. And while it didn't quite accomplish that, it still looked pretty cool.
Now let me tell you what's inside this beaut'. Chocolate cake with chocolate and peanut butter chips stacked in four layers with peanut butter buttercream between each one. Then all wrapped in a shell of dark chocolate with a milk chocolate ganache on top. Oh my. It was so rich. And yummy. It was hard to eat a whole piece. But never fear, we persevered. Here's a close-up for you:
Mmmmmm. Now that you are all salivating recklessly I will move on to the rest of the birthday festivities.
I made Anton his requested dinner of Buffalo chicken:
He actually originally requested BLTs, but I told him that wasn't acceptable for the day you can get anything you want. I made boneless wings this time. Good stuff.
Then Anton opened his presents. I'd given him an iPod Shuffle earlier in the week. Today he got:
Cadbury Eggs. The caramel ones of course.
And an electric razor. Very exciting. He couldn't think up a single thing he wanted for his birthday so I had to come up with it all on my own.
We had a whole horde of people over tonight for cake and ice cream. We knew we would need help eating the cake. In all my cake baking and decorating I forgot one essential thing, though. The candles. Our neighbor luckily had two, so that's all Anton got.
He made his wish and blew them out,
and then we all pigged out. Good times.
And that was how we celebrated Anton's birthday. And so as to not confuse holidays I will be posting our Easter festivities tomorrow. Happy Birthday Anton!