This cake is wicked decadent, it’s devils food with chocolate chips, a whipped gnache mousse center, chocolate frosting and more mousse on top. The only issue I had was my kitchen was too humid so the mousse wouldn’t whip up firm enough to make it pretty. Even the standard frosting was soft from the heat until it dawned on me to turn on the air conditioning, LOL! But it was good!
Wizard helped make the actual cake, and I did the rest because I like doing it. However, the kids brought ALL the food and cooked, and Wizard cleaned up. Such a fun birthday and I think I’m getting too spoiled. And I need to stop eating! Especially since I haven’t been able to work out due to some physical limitations (nothing serious, just boring stuff). But I think it’s time to engage a little self control for a while.
I played the pool and jacuzzi with the kids — so much so that I ended up banging my side on a pool step. I may be a tad sore from that, but it was totally worth it
And…tomorrow, August 4th, is release day for EXPOSING THE HEIRESS!!
I love these characters and hope others enjoy their story too!
So how was your weekend?
August 3rd, 2015 at 7:07 am · Link
That looks evil. Yay! I’m so happy you had a nice birthday – even if you did bruise yourself. Maybe you need to work out in the pool. There are all sorts of exercises you can do in there that are way easier on your joints because the water takes the weight off. SQUEE for ETH! Can’t wait! And because my royalties came in, I don’t have to. Yay!
Hubs found a black widow nest that had hatched out under our sun porch, which he obliterating with much malice and Raid. Yesterday, we went around and checked for more – found two big bitches guarding egg sacks, and treated them to the same. I also procrastinated by deep cleaning my bathroom. Weeee. Last night, I finally got to work and edited 8 chapters. Almost there. It’s looking the the 18th is going to be a firm date for launching Wish in One Hand. So much to do…
August 3rd, 2015 at 9:51 am · Link
I. Want. That. CAKE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! OMG, YUMMMMMM!
Okay, now I have to go walk like ten miles just from looking at the picture. So glad you had a great weekend, but for the oops moment. Hope the ribs feel better soon!
I’m under 5K to my minimum word count on the WIP. Hope to have RDR#3 done in the next few days. Have many errands today–Lawyer Guy’s electronic key to my Highlander died. Gotta go get the battery replaced, plus hit Ace to replace a halogen bulb on the outside light, and the cleaners, and grocery store. I should get on that.
Can’t wait until tomorrow. I’ll email Only to let her know. She’s been waiting for ETH too! Now, time for another cup of coffee before real clothes and the real world… *wanders off looking distracted*
August 3rd, 2015 at 11:24 am · Link
B.E., Congrats on your royalties! Yay!!
Yep, I know about pool exercise
Ugh on the Black Widows! They don’t scare me like snakes, I just know they have ugly bites and need to be gotten rid off. I hope you found them all.
Is August 18th your launch? Like…this month? Just checking! I hear you on sooo much to do, but you’ll get it done.
August 3rd, 2015 at 11:27 am · Link
Silver, that cake! I think I’m throwing it out today before I eat anymore. It was wicked good but I couldn’t even finish my piece…of course it was a large piece I need to dump it before I eat more!
So far there’s no bruise on my ribs, and it’s very mild soreness. I got off lucky and next time, I’ll be more careful. I shouldn’t have been messing around in the jacuzzi. But CPA had just dumped water on me, and revenge must be served Good luck!!
I’m still downing coffee trying to get into the full swing of Monday!
You don’t have time for the errands right now when you’re soooo close to the end! Stupid life never stops for our deadlines, it’s just rude!
August 3rd, 2015 at 3:28 pm · Link
I love your cake. It looks so good. The humidity would not be an issue in my house since my air is always on ;). Northeast Ohio is humid and has been very warm.
Sorry you hurt yourself. But sometimes we have to pay the price when we’re playing ;). Thank heaven it isn’t too bad. Like B.E. says, maybe you can do some mild workout in the pool and it will help with the soreness too.
So happy that you all had a really fun day celebrating your birthday.
B.E. Yuck – Black widows eek. I don’t like spiders to begin with and if I had to contend with Widows I think I’d move ;). Seriously, I’d never be without RAID.
Happy Release Day a few hours early :).
Have a wonderful afternoon!
August 3rd, 2015 at 6:13 pm · Link
Viki, I want to be in your house, LOL! I try to save where I can, but yesterday I just wasn’t thinking. Too excited, probably.
The rib isn’t bad and totally worth the fun. I’m doing very mild stretching today, and moving around.
Thanks on release day! It’s funny how I wait so long, then it’s all suddenly here. Hope you’re having a great Monday!