So, I forgot to post this last week! This is the cake I made for my hubby’s birthday!!! He turned 34, and he asked for a peanut butter cake, so that’s what I did! It was so much fun to make! I wore the apron that my Bestie Friendo ( @hadtochooseausername ) made, I got to use the hand mixer my mother-in-law gave me for Christmas (it’s a KitchenAid!!!), and I got to use the cake pans that I almost never use. I did realize that I sincerely need a cake stand, though, cuz cutting the cake on that plate was harder than it needed to be.
It’s all hand made! The cake itself is a peanut butter cake, nice and moist, if a bit dense, but in the best way possible. Between the layers is a peanut butter whipped cream (I just whipped some cream and folded in peanut butter), studded with chopped Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups. The whole thing is just smothered in chocolate ganache (again, made by yours truly!), and decorated with 34 pieces of peanut butter cups (I didn’t have any candles, but still wanted a physical representation of his age).
It took a week and one day, but as of a few minutes ago, hubby and I finished off the cake. It was probably the best dessert I’ve ever made! I’m so freaking proud of it!!