June 9, 2010

81st Birthday

I made the most delicious cake for my grandpa's 81st birthday.  I finally found the best homemade chocolate frosting using the recipe on the back of Hershey's special dark chocolate cocoa powder container.  The dark chocolate buttercream paired with fresh raspberries is heavenly =) I made the 81 using chocolate molding clay.  To make chocolate "clay", melt 10 oz of chocolate in a double-broiler, once melted transfer to bowl and add 1/3 cup of light corn syrup.  I immediately poured the mixture into a ziplock bag, cut a small hole in corner of bag and drew the 81 on parchment paper. I put the chocolate in the freezer to stiffen until we were ready to sing :)

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