First, let's go ahead and get this out of the way.
Are you ready?
It's a really bad picture I took of some cake.
As in, REALLY bad picture.
I'm almost embarrassed.
Unfortunately, when you take a picture of chocolate cake... especially in a bunt cake shape... when half of it is gone... you have to be careful. It can turn out ugly.
Like my picture.
Here we go...
Ok. I apologize for putting you through that.
I tried to take a better one, honest... a couple angles... different lighting... close ups... nothing worked.
Then I gave up and took this one.
See, the cake was better sliced on a plate, with a little chocolate sauce, next to some ice cream and a small drizzle of Bailey's Irish Cream...
...but it's hard to keep ice cream and Bailey's in the apartment for long.
So by the time I went to take a picture of the yummy cake, we were all out of those things.
Now that we've gotten the picture out of the way, let's really talk about...
Duo Dishes' Molten Cake:
(I used this recipe to make Matt's birthday cake!)
-The original recipe makes smaller, mini cakes that go great with ice cream and chocolate sauce!
-Matt loves snickers. So I melted a couple mini snickers in a crock pot and replaced some of the chocolate that the recipe calls for with my melted snickers concoction (you can see evidence of some of the snickers nuts on the platter!). I also cut up some of the mini snickers and mixed that into the batter. Yummm.
-I used a bunt pan so that it would be more like a birthday cake; the recipe still worked, I simply altered the cooking time.
-Yum!! I'd like to try it again later, using small ramekins like Duo Dishes does!
-I definitely recommend! But don't forget the ice cream! Very Important! Mmmm...
Matt's CFP Test:
So... he took it. Finally. After 9 months of classes and 2 months of studying! Phew.
He won't find out for six weeks whether or not he passed!
It's a hard test... over 3/4th of the people there had taken it before, and this was Matt's first time. It would be GREAT if he passed. He put so much time into class and studying, and he's a smart guy. But if he doesn't pass, it definitely won't be the end of the world. They offer the exam 4 times a year. But like I said, he studies a LOT, so I really think he might be just fine. We'll see!
Anyway, again, thanks for encouraging comments :) I updated him incessantly on how many people had wished him good luck!
Now I have to go. I just started a new marketing campaign for the tutoring company-- targeting pediatricians now, instead of just school counselors. It's fun, and it's been going really well, but definitely time consuming!
Plus, my Mom is like two books ahead of me in our Summer book club. Ack!
I should have a break on Thursday to get some much-needed blog reading done :)
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