I'm still not ready to get back to regular food blogging, but I do have a huge backlog of photos, so I thought that I'd start posting them, just to clean up my hard drive a bit. Enjoy!
Let's start off with my dad's birthday cake, which I made for his birthday on Dec. 24. He loves Toblerone; in fact, we have a long-standing family tradition that we get Dad a big Toblerone every Christmas and we always wrap it up. Because it has a unique shape, Dad always knows what it is, but every year, he says, "Oooh, I wonder what this could be?" And we all have a good chuckle. We've done this every year since I was a kid, and I can tell you that sticking two Toblerone's together to try to disguise the shape doesn't work, but Dad still plays along.
So, for his birthday, I made him a Toblerone-topped cake. Chocolate cake baked in a bundt pan, topped with ganache, some left over dulce de leche, and crowned with the telltale Toblerone triangles. This was a big hit.