September 25, 2010

September 25, 2010
Originally uploaded by mhobkirk
Today's challenge: "Make a photograph that shows an interpretation of your favorite indulgence or guilty pleasure."

Who doesn't have an occasional indulgence with chocolate?

The story here is, we're celebrating birthdays tomorrow (mine, Joe's and Tom's). I asked Joe what kind of cake he wanted for his birthday. He said he wanted a Tunnel of Fudge cake, like his mom used to make. Okay - a tall order, but I was up for the challenge.

After lots of research, emails and phone calls across three time zones, I found that Pillsbury no longer makes the Double Dutch Fudge frosting mix that was in the original recipe (the one that won the Bake-Off). However, Pillsbury was kind enough to come up with a from scratch recipe that they said was as close as you could get to the original.

This morning I set out to bake my cake. This is one HEAVY cake! It is a good thing I only bake like this every so often, we couldn't eat this sort of thing on a daily basis - no matter what Joe says!


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