April 25, 2010

A happy innings...

To date, there have been three men of great influence in my life whom I have loved and respected above all else. When two of the three stepped out well before any of us were ready, not surprisingly, the devastation that ensued was nothing short of soul-destroying, and the profound heartache we have borne since has indeed been most difficult to bear.

The third, I am happy to report, just turned 90, and not only do I have the honour and absolute privilege of calling myself his granddaughter, but I also got to make his cake...



  Coffee-macerated Morello cherries & chocolate ganache


Coffee mousse & a threesome of twelve-inch ding dongs

Let the construction begin...




Miss Emily's chocolate cake with coffee-stepped morello cherries, cream & coffee mousse


Outside (he's a vet, you see...)


 ...Inside...


 ...And as the puppy distracts, the cheeky candle-blower strikes again...


So happy birthday Doug. With all my love...

2 comments:

pinknantucket said...

Lovely post. Also, I may never eat again.

broni said...

was an amazing cake both looks and taste... xx