Thursday, February 2, 2017

Happy Groundhog Day

I played with my food again.  I made Phil and these cakes for the after school kids today.


 I started by making three decadent chocolate bundt cakes.

 Then I made a silky ganache for the icing.

 Chopped up a bunch of chocolate cookies for the dirt.

 Then covered the cakes with the ganache and sprinkled the cookie dirt over them.

 Surrounded the cakes with green tinted coconut.

And made a totally goofy looking Phil to put in the center of one.  BTW...Phil saw his shadow so we should have 6 more weeks of winter. Which means I still have a chance for snow since we have had a horribly mild one so far.  Tomorrow I'll show you what I made them for their meal to go along with these.

12 comments:

Mary said...

How cute is that?

Susan said...

This has to be my favorite thing about today.

Cottage Tails said...

Terribly cute! We are still waiting for summer - no sun just rain, rain, rain.

Leeanna Henderson said...

That is soooooo CUTE! What a great idea!
It's overcast and in the 50's today. we will have some rain coming up from the Gulf coast. But otherwise, I'm feeling much better. This flu is a monster. It took me 48 hours to get over it. Nasty little beasty it is.

thecottagebythecranelakethree said...

Congratulations to still have a chanse to get some winter :-) :-) Not much of a winter here either but I'm happy about that :-)

I couldn't but smile when I saw the cakes :-)

Have a great day!

Christer.

https://thecottagebythecranelakefour.wordpress.com

Saundra said...


You're an amazing lady. The gifts you give to "the kids" are wonderful to eat but expands their world view. I'm guessing there's a chance their children will fare better than they have. Hugs to you & your son. How do I know? I was one of those kids a long time ago. Now I'm a good cook who learned to cook Italian, German, Mexican, Japanese, Chinese, & Iranian food (most of it the peasant food) & love feeding others. Bless you for your creativity too--love the groundhog.
Sandy

Gemmagirl said...

what a show stopper. I can imagine how much the kids loved this. Our Phil didn't see his shadow up here in Southern Ontario so promise of early spring though we're in a deep freeze tonight. Thanks for this lively post.

TARYTERRE said...

Yep six more weeks of winter. Not thrilled with that idea here Phil. Great cakes.

Mystica said...

I don't know what a groundhog is but those cakes look so yummy. I bet the children would have been delighted.

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

Cute idea and the kids are going and I'm delight that Phil came through with more Winter. I know you love it. We can see the snow on the mountains but that's it. Hope you get lots of it before Winter is over.

Kay said...

Totally adorable! I can just imagine how much the kids loved it.

chickpea678 said...

So cute! I'm just reading about a two-ingredient frosting made of sweet potato puree and chocolate. Have you heard of that or tried it?