So, today is my birthday.
I'm giving you a few moments to let that sink in so you can remember to wish me happy birthday in the comments section below.
I wouldn't want you to forget.
Did I mention today is my birthday?
I checked back a year ago on my blog and it turns out my birthday was on the same day last year, too. I made a cake for myself that day as well.
Anyway, I made this cake to take to work for "food day." Yes, we bring in food for our own food day. People think it's nuts that we have to bring in our own food-day food. (I actually like to make stuff so it's okay.)
Never fear...my coworkers are awesome and they always bring stuff in as well. That allows me to turn my one loaf and fishie into enough food to feed the masses.
I like to try new things for food days (skydiving would be fun), and the Brown-Eyed Baker has become a go-to for desserts lately. This year I tried her Snickers Cake recipe.
Holy Mother of Chocolate and Nougat.
It was a lot of work, but totally worth it. (And by a lot of work, I mean I got home at 4:30 and started making it and finally finished by 11:00. And by worth it, I mean I don't even care if it adds a
This is what Mother Nature was doing in my back yard while I was baking:
I'm not doing a blow-by-blow, because the BEB has it all spelled out perfectly where she posted her recipe HERE.
I know it was keeping you up at night wondering why I refer to myself as "the sloppy chef." It's because I'm a disaster in the kitchen:
Thank you God for giving me the best dishwasher in the world. And he's so happy about it too.
Now, the BEB tells you to make your own caramel sauce. Let me just state for the record that I suck at making anything candy-related.
If I made a daughter and named her Candy, I would most certainly screw her up too.
I tried making the caramel sauce. I burned it. It didn't matter that I was as careful as Crash Bandicoot tip-toeing through a minefield of Nitro.
Thank the ice cream gods I had a backup plan:
For your drooling pleasure. Please wipe off your keyboard before leaving this site.
Doesn't it look divine? Okay, so MY pictures don't look divine, but if you check out the recipe at Brown-Eyed Baker, HER pictures are so divine it's like an intervention.
The cake was amazing.
In fact, it was SO amazing that I decided to keep all the cake for myself and I brought in a bag of moldy bagels and expired cream cheese to work instead. (I told them the moldy parts were blueberries.)
Ummmm.....do you think anyone from work will read this?
I'm only TWO "likes" away from hitting 100 on Facebook....come on...help a girl out on her birthday!