My niece just completed first grade and did exceptionally well, surpassed all her teachers expectations. Today she celebrates! (^_^)
I decided to bake her a cake. The original idea was (chocolate)(lemon)(chocolate). I asked my husband what he thought. The rest is history (^_^)
Then the fun begins!
To do the layering I sliced the cakes in half horizontally.
Time to make the chocolate icing as follows:
3 tablespoons butter
2 cups icing sugar
1/5 cup cocoa
1/5 cup hot water
I got this recipe from my mother, it’s what she uses on her chocolate cakes or doughnuts. The 1/5 made me think for a bit. I have never seen a 1/5 measuring cup! I just used the 1/4 cup and guesstimated how much less it would be.
All the ingredients in a pot, stir over medium fire
Let it simmer for a bit and them it’s ready. Let it cool for about 3 minutes first.
There is a store on Biashara Street that sells kitchen stuff. Especially for baking. I got the cake board, a box and these flowers and sprinkles from there. I called her mother to find out what her favourite colour is. It’s red at the moment.
It spent the night in the fridge.
I boxed it in the morning and gave to hubby to deliver.