Sunday, January 10, 2010

Toblerone Birthday Cake

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.

16 comments:

A Year on the Grill said...

Welcome back (for a day)... Hope everything is getting under control for you.

And My birthday is in March if you are taking orders... Looks perfect, bet dad was thrilled

Fresh Local and Best said...

I love this cake, it's whimsical with a flair of sophistication,

Pierce said...

Damn that looks GOOD! I was just talking about you and bragging on that garlic and sun dried tomato bread.

I'll have a slice of this with a coffee any day.

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

wow, that is an awesome cake! I love the Toblerone decorations!

Cheers,

Rosa

Chris said...

Applause and bowing.

Future Grown-Up said...

That has got to be one of the most awesome cakes ever...I'd try to make it but I know I'd eat the candy before it got to be the topping.

sarahe said...

that looks awesome! I got hooked on the white chocolate toblerone when I spent a summer in russia...oh so delish!

highlandsranchfoodie said...

So glad you're back, even if it's just for a day. This cake is amazing! Good job.

Wandering Coyote said...

Thanks for your comments, everyone!

I have more pictures to come this week, so stay tuned!

Shar said...

Your cake looks awesome. OT for a sec, I want to thank-you for your blog. Today I tried "Patak's" curry paste due to your blog. It had an awesome result. Thanks. I look forward to your new posts, whenever you are ready

Wandering Coyote said...

Shar: Hi, and welcome! Thanks for commenting and letting me know about the Patak's. That stuff is awesome and I've always had good results with it!

Elra said...

Wow, that look very chocolaty and delicious. What a lucky Dad! Happy belated birthday for your Dad.

tamilyn said...

That is so cool! My oldest daughter is a Toblerone freak too!

Bob said...

Ok, that's just a whole world of awesome. I have to show it to my girlfriend and my father, they are both also nuts about Toblerone.

Heh, we had a similar tradition with peanut M&Ms and one of my older brothers. Good times. :)

Kim said...

I love toblerone too! Love the story of wrapping one up for christmas!

Tia said...

looks completely divine

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