I love my husband for numerous reasons, but I really admire his love for people and his generous heart. This week our neighborhood had a cake auction to raise money for charity and Josh made and decorated a cake all by himself. He didn’t use a box mix, he made Hershey’s “Perfectly Chocolate” cake from scratch.
I planned on helping Josh with the cake, but I was “out of commission.” On Sunday, I got a little piece of something embedded in my eye. To make a long story short, we spent hours in the ER and they removed the mystery object with a large needle. They still aren’t sure what it was, but they got it out. My eye was in pain, but luckily it is healing and will be fine.
Anyways, back to the cake. Josh was super excited to create his cake. He made Hershey’s chocolate cake with chocolate frosting. It is an easy recipe that is always a hit. I told him to keep things simple with the decorating, but he wanted a unique design. He decided to make a University of Utah cake with a big red U in the center. Josh is a die hard Ute fan and is always looking for a way to show his Ute pride.
To make the U, he broke wood skewers into pieces and super glued them together to form a U. Next, he poured melted red chocolate into the U mold. He said it was just like pouring concrete:) He let the U harden and then removed it from his homemade mold. It cracked a little when he took it out, but luckily he saved it. He frosted the cake with chocolate frosting, placed the U on top, and used red and white chocolate for a polka dot affect on the sides of the cake.
I was very impressed with Josh’s cake. He did a fantastic job, especially for his first cake. And the good news-his cake sold for $51.00 at the cake auction. All of his hard work paid off to support a great cause.
This is a great go to cake recipe. It is perfect for birthdays, celebrations, or for an emergency chocolate craving.